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Latest media releases

Annual progress report on implementation of Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse recommendations

The first Annual Progress Report was tabled today. The report highlights the progress being made across the Australian Government to implement the recommendations made in the Royal Commission's Final Report.

Appointments to the National Native Title Tribunal

Ms Nerida Cooley has been appointed as a full-time member to the National Native Title Tribunal and Mr James McNamara has been reappointed as a full-time member.

Commonwealth Government to establish new integrity commission

A new Commonwealth Integrity Commission will take the lead on detecting and stamping out any corrupt and criminal behaviour by Commonwealth employees.

Government response to Religious Freedom Review

Our government is acting to protect religious freedom in Australia and to protect the rights of Australians to be themselves.

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

Two additional part-time Commissioners have been appointed to the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to assist with the review of the family law system.

ACCC preliminary report on digital platforms

The Coalition Government has today released the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) preliminary Digital Platforms Inquiry report.

Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme commences today

The Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme (FITS) commences Monday 10 December 2018.

70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Today, on Human Rights Day, we are marking 70 years since the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This important document, recognising human rights as universal, indivisible and inalienable, lies at the heart of the international human rights system.

Labor backdown welcome

Australia is a safer place as a result of the passage of the encryption laws in the Senate tonight.

Direct cross-examination ban gets the go ahead

The Morrison Government today passed legislation ensuring victims of family violence will be protected from direct cross-examination by their alleged perpetrators in family law proceedings.