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Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Amendments released by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

I welcome the public release of the proposed amendments to the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme. I am looking forward to consulting with key stakeholders on these amendments over the coming week.

Attorney-General focuses on next key national security legislation

Following the release yesterday of the report of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Intelligence and Security, Attorney-General, Christian Porter said he was now focused on securing the passage of the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill.

Turnbull Government encourages child sex abuse survivors to contribute to National Apology

The Turnbull Government is encouraging people who suffered or were affected by institutional child sexual abuse, and their supporters, to contribute to the development of the National Apology.

Attorney-General welcomes Committee report on Espionage and Foreign Interference Bill

Attorney-General, Christian Porter, welcomed the release today of the Parliamentary Joint Committee report on Intelligence and Security on the Government’s National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2017.

Record penalty agreed for breaches of money laundering and terrorism financing laws

The Government has welcomed the agreement between the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and AUSTRAC – to resolve court action over breaches of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006.

Chair of the National Archives of Australia Advisory Council

The Turnbull Government has reappointed Dr Denver Beanland as Chair of the National Archives of Australia Advisory Council.

Court Reforms to help families save time and costs in family law disputes

Families will be helped to resolve their disputes more quickly as a result of Turnbull Government reforms to the handling of family law matters in the federal court system.

Review of national intelligence legislation

The Turnbull Government will undertake the most significant review of intelligence legislation in more than 40 years.

Appointments to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia

Today, I am pleased to announce the appointment of two judges to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia: Mr Terry Betts to the Newcastle Registry and Mr Bruce Smith to the Sydney Registry.

Holding Russia responsible for its role in the downing of MH17

The Joint Investigation Team yesterday released significant findings that the missile system used to down MH17 belonged to the 53rd Brigade of the Russian army. Based on these findings, the only conclusion we can reasonably now draw is that Russia was directly involved in the downing of MH17.