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Media releases published by the Attorney-General.

Latest media releases

Appointment to the Federal Court of Australia

I am pleased to announce that Ms Kylie Elizabeth Downes QC has been appointed as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia and will commence on 2 August 2021.

Appointment to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia

I am pleased to announce that Ms Patricia Cope, Ms Meredith Dickson QC, Ms Catherine Symons and Mr Jonathan Forbes have been appointed as judges of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (FCC).

Development of national principles to address coercive control

Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments have agreed on the terms of reference for a critical program of work to develop a common national understanding of coercive and controlling behaviour.

Australian candidate nominated to lead the International Labour Organization

The Australian Government announces the nomination of Mr Greg Vines as Australia’s candidate for the International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General.

Secretary of the Attorney-General's Department

I congratulate Ms Katherine Jones PSM on her appointment as the Secretary of the Attorney‑General’s Department.

Defence and Veteran Suicide

Today the Government has formally established a Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide following approval by the Governor-General.

$67.7 Million to boost National Archives

Attorney-General Senator Michaelia Cash has today announced funding of $67.7 million to the National Archives of Australia to provide a funding boost for its critical functions as the custodian of Australia’s history through the preservation of Commonwealth records.

Government brokers agreement with employer groups to support vaccine rollout

Government, employer groups and unions have come together to discuss how they can work together to support the COVID-19 vaccination rollout to millions of Australians.

Government introduces legislation to prevent and address sexual harassment in Australian workplaces

The Morrison Government is strengthening national laws to better prevent and respond to sexual harassment and discrimination in Australian workplaces.

Extraordinary Meeting of Attorneys-General

An extraordinary Meeting of Attorneys-General progressed a number of key reforms focused on the Respect@ Work report, coercive control and criminal justice response to sexual assault.