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Parliamentary Committee report on Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme

I welcomed the release today of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security's report on the Government's Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill 2017.

Assignments to the Appeal Division of the Family Court of Australia

Iam pleased to announce the assignment of two judges to the Appeal Division ofthe Family Court of Australia: the Hon Justice Garry Watts and the Hon JusticeStewart Austin.

New laws to prevent criminal misrepresentation of Commonwealth bodies

Attorney-General, Christian Porter, said Parliament today passed laws to make it a criminal offence to impersonate a Commonwealth entity, company or service, such as a government agency or department.

Relaunch of Family Relationships Online

The launch of the redeveloped Family Relationships Online website today further supports the Federal Coalition Government's commitment to Australian families.

Establishment of peak body to counter elder abuse

Attorney-General, Christian Porter, will launch Elder Abuse Action Australia (EAAA).

Australian Government Response to the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse

The Turnbull Government will establish a National Office for Child Safety and issue a formal apology in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Consultation on new measure to combat corporate crime

Ensuring greater compliance with corporate law is the focus of a draft Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) Scheme Code of Practice, released today for consultation.

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.