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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.

Appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

A number of part-time appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal will specifically help the Tribunal manage its large caseload of migration and refugee matters.

Amendments to Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme

Amendments to the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme introduced into Parliament today will ensure the scheme is fully operational in time for the next federal election.

Passage of the Defence Amendment (Call out of The Australian Defence Force) Bill 2018

The Government has today passed legislation to enhance the ability of the Australian Defence Force to support state and territory police in responding to incidents of significant violence, including terrorism.

Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme to commence December 10

The Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme (FITS) will commence on 10 December, 2018.

New funding for family law services to support women to recover financially after separation

Women will be the major beneficiaries of a funding boost for family law services and initiatives to help women establish economic security after ending a relationship as part of the Coalition Government's Women's Economic Security Package, announced today.

Improving visibility of superannuation assets in family law proceedings

Women will get a better deal in accessing superannuation assets at the end of a relationship as a consequence of a new information-sharing initiative announced today as part of the Coalition Government's Women's Economic Security Package.

$51.5 million boost to pursue criminal prosecutions for financial misconduct

The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP

The Hon Christian Porter MP