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Budget increase provides funding certainty for legal assistance services

The Morrison Government will deliver a baseline funding boost and guaranteed long-term financial commitments for frontline legal services in the 2019-20 Budget.

Tough new laws to protect Australians from live-streaming violent crimes

The Morrison Government will legislate tough new laws to prevent the weaponising of social media platforms and to protect Australians from the live-streaming of violent crimes.

New National Archives office in Western Australia

Western Australians will have easier access to Commonwealth records with the opening of a new National Archives of Australia office in Perth's cultural precinct.

Legal Assistance Reviews

The Australian Government has today released two reports on legal assistance: the review of the National Partnership Agreement on Legal Assistance Services 2015-20 and the review of the Indigenous Legal Assistance Program.

Tougher penalties to keep Australians safe online

Attorney-General, Christian Porter and Minister for Communications and the Arts, Mitch Fifield, announced the new penalty regime under the Privacy Act.

$35 Million to extend the Federal Court's jurisdiction to corporate crime

Treasurer
The Hon Josh Frydenberg

Attorney-General
The Hon Christian Porter MP

Appointments to the Family Court of Australia

I am pleased to announce the appointments of Judge Christine Mead and Judge Norah Hartnett to the Family Court of Australia and the appointment of the Hon Justice Peter Tree to the Appeal Division of the Family Court of Australia and the appointment of the Hon Justice Peter Tree to the Appeal Division of the Family Court of Australia.

Appointments to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia

Mr Guy Andrew and Ms Penelope Kari have been appointed to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

Morrison Government acts on abuse of older Australians

For the first time, Australia has a National Plan to combat abuse of older Australians – and victims have a new National Hotline to help them.

Appointments to the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia

Dr Timothy McEvoy QC has been appointed as a judge of the Family Court of Australia and Ms Alice Carter has been appointed as a judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.