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New workplace exposure standard for silica dust

The Morrison Government is acting to protect Australian workers against the harmful effects of silica dust by reducing the workplace exposure standard (WES) for respirable crystalline silica from 1 July this year.

New ‘amica’ online service to assist couples to separate amicably

A ground-breaking new digital service will empower separating couples to resolve their family law disputes online.

$2 billion partnership to deliver legal assistance services for Australians

A new partnership between the Commonwealth and states and territories will provide a significant boost to legal services available to vulnerable Australians, including people affected by domestic violence.

Reappointment of the Registrar of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Ms Sian Leathem has been reappointed as the Registrar of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) for a further two year term to 6 April 2022.

Annual Wage Review

Today's annual wage review decision reflects the highly difficult circumstances which the Fair Work Commission (FWC) had been required to consider in delivering its decision.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2020

Coinciding with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a new awareness campaign has today been launched to highlight the issue and assist those experiencing physical, emotional and financial abuse to get help.

Memberships of IR working groups announced

The Morrison Government has finalised the primary membership of the five industrial relations working groups tasked with finding ways to urgently regrow jobs lost as a result of COVID-19.

Time to come together in Parliament to back in tougher sentences for child sex offenders

It’s time Labor supported Government efforts to toughen penalties for Commonwealth child sex offenders.

Government calls time on changes to access period

Emergency measures introduced by the Morrison Government to help businesses adapt quickly to the challenges of COVID-19 will now be wound back in line with the easing of other restrictions on the Australian economy.

Leading economist to help regrow jobs lost to COVID-19

The Morrison Government has appointed former West Australian Under Treasurer, Tim Marney, to help lead its efforts to regrow jobs lost during the COVID-19 pandemic.