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Media releases published by the Attorney-General.

Latest media releases

Record penalty for breaches of anti-money laundering laws

Westpac has today reached agreement with AUSTRAC – Australia's financial intelligence and regulatory agency – to pay a record $1.3 billion penalty for breaching anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing laws.

Government welcomes decision to extradite Malka Leifer

The Morrison Government has welcomed a decision by an Israeli court that has paved the way for former Melbourne school teacher Malka Leifer to finally face due process back in Australia.

Government welcomes Port Botany truce

The Morrison Government has welcomed a halt to industrial action at Sydney’s main container port that was strangling the supply of vital goods in and out of New South Wales.

Appointment to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia

Mr Patrick O'Shannessy SC has been appointed as a judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and will commence in the Melbourne registry today, 18th September 2020.

Regulations to support extension of JobKeeper flexibilities

The Morrison Government has today made Regulations to support the continued operation of the temporary JobKeeper workplace flexibilities for struggling employers.

Reappointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

The Morrison Government is pleased to announce 16 reappointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Guidance to help manage the risks of COVID-19 in the workplace

New guidance outlining best practice for managing the risks of COVID-19 in the workplace has been released by the Federal Government.

National Native Title Tribunal Acting Member Appointment

Attorney-General Christian Porter is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Glen Kelly as an Acting Member of the National Native Title Tribunal.

Sydney waterfront industrial action

The Morrison-McCormack Government has urged all parties involved in Sydney’s waterfront industrial dispute to work together on a quick resolution to minimise the impact on workers, freight and the nation.

Reviews of Judicial Impartiality and the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation

The Morrison Government has referred two matters to the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) for review. First, on the issue of judicial impartiality, and the second, a review of the legislative framework for corporations and financial services regulation.