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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.

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.