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Appointments to Administrative Appeals Tribunal

I am pleased to announce the appointment of five judges of the Federal Court of Australia who will hold dual appointments as Deputy Presidents of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Launch of the Blurred Borders Program

Visual arts and storytelling will be used to communicate legal advice to people in remote Indigenous communities as part of a new program being officially launched today at Kununurra, Western Australia.

Fourth anniversary of the downing of Flight MH17

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine. We remember those who lost their lives.

Perth Joint Cyber Security Centre protecting West Australians

The launch of the Perth Joint Cyber Security Centre (JCSC) will play a major role in the Turnbull Government's commitment to keeping Australians safe from cyber-attacks.

Administrative Appeals Tribunal appointments

Today, I am pleased to announce four reappointments and one new appointment to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Changes to the Serious Overseas Criminal Matters Scheme

The Turnbull Government will limit access to legal assistance under the Serious Overseas Criminal Matters Scheme (SOCMS) to only those Australians overseas facing the death penalty, as well as introducing additional stricter criteria for the Scheme.

Additional part-time member appointed to support the review of the family law system

I have appointed Dr Andrew Bickerdike as a part-time commissioner of the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to support Professor Rhoades who is leading the comprehensive review of the family law system.

Multi year funding to help families affected by international parental child abduction

Families and children affected by international parental child abduction will continue to receive support following a Turnbull Government decision to extend funding for critical support services.

Targets for briefing female Barristers

The Turnbull Government will for the first time set all Commonwealth agencies specific targets to brief senior and junior female barristers from 1 July 2018.

Australia’s national security greatly enhanced with new laws

Attorney-General, Christian Porter, said that Australia's national security has been greatly enhanced with the successful passage of two major bills today.