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Media releases published by the Attorney-General.

Latest media releases

Appointments to Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Today I am pleased to announce 13 appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).

Federal Court appointment

Mr Paul Anastassiou QC has been appointed as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia and will commence in the Melbourne Registry on 1 February 2019.

Critical funding renewed to support Australian families

The Morrison Government is seeking applications from organisations to deliver a $44 million advice and support service, over five years, for families going through a relationship breakdown.

Reforms to the native title system

Australians are invited to provide comment on exposure drafts of the Native Title Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 and the Registered Native Title Bodies Corporate Legislation Amendment Regulations 2018, released today by the Morrison Government.

Breakthrough on super-splitting for WA de facto couples

Separated de facto couples in Western Australia will soon be able to achieve a fair split of their superannuation assets in property settlements.

Tougher penalties for international parental child abductions

The Morrison Government has toughened laws around international parental child abductions.

A fairer system for considering criminal records in employment decisions

Employers will be given greater certainty about when they can reject job applications from people with criminal records.

Senate motion

An early email advising an approach on the motion went out from my office on this matter without my knowledge. I'm reviewing the processes in my office to prevent such an administrative error in the future.

New Race Discrimination Commissioner

Australia's new Race Discrimination Commissioner, Mr Chin-Leong Tan, will take up the position on Monday, 8th October 2018.

New Domestic Violence Services for Caboolture's most vulnerable

Vulnerable people in Caboolture and surrounding areas now have access to a new specialist domestic violence unit.