The Commonwealth Government will lead a national discussion with state and territory governments, to develop a joint program of work to strengthen the justice response to sexual assault, sexual harassment and coercive control.
I am pleased to announce that Judge Terrence McGuire has been appointed as a judge of the Family Court of Australia. Judge McGuire has been appointed to the Hobart registry and will commence on 22 May 2021 following the retirement of Justice Robert Benjamin. The appointment of Judge McGuire elevates him from his current position as a judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (FCC).
The Morrison Government today announces that it will extend the final reporting date for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability to 29 September 2023.
The Government is pleased to announce thirteen reappointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. The Tribunal serves an important function of providing independent merits review and the Government is committed to ensuring the Tribunal has the resources it needs to provide high quality merits review with minimum delay.