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Solicitor-General advice

The advice from the Solicitor-General regarding Mr Peter Dutton is attached.

Legislation to reform Federal Courts introduced into Parliament

Helping Australian families move through the family court system faster and at lower cost is the key focus of legislation introduced into Parliament today to reform family law courts.

Media Statement

Today I determined to seek advice from the Solicitor-General on the subject of a Member’s eligibility.

Legislation for family courts reform to be introduced

Attorney-General, Christian Porter, today confirmed that legislation to reform the federal courts dealing with family law matters would shortly be introduced into Federal Parliament.

Appointment of Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner

Ms Angelene Falk has been appointed Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner for a three year term effective from yesterday, 16 August 2018.

Counter-terrorism powers and offences extended

The Turnbull Government has today secured passage of the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2018 to extend critical counter-terrorism powers and offences for a further three years.

New laws to prevent image-based abuse one step closer

New laws to protect against technology-facilitated abuse are one step closer today.

Op-Ed - Family Courts reform

For almost 20 years, family law in Australia has been split between two courts, the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court, and since this split there ha

New domestic violence services for Rockingham and Kwinana’s most vulnerable

Vulnerable people in Rockingham and Kwinana now have access to greater support services through a new, dedicated Domestic Violence Unit.

Statutory Review of the amalgamated Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Former Justice of the High Court of Australia, the Hon Ian Callinan AC QC, will undertake a statutory review of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.