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Latest media releases

Extraordinary Meeting of Attorneys-General

An extraordinary Meeting of Attorneys-General progressed a number of key reforms focused on the Respect@ Work report, coercive control and criminal justice response to sexual assault.

Fair Work Commission Annual Wage Review decision

The Morrison Government notes the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) decision to award an increase of 2.5 per cent to the national minimum wage and award wages.

There's no excuse for abuse – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2021

The Morrison Government is committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of older Australians and keeping them safe from elder abuse.

Modernising document execution across the Federation

We welcome the decision today by Commonwealth, state and territory Treasurers to prioritise working together towards a common approach for document execution.

Appointment to the Federal Court of Australia

I am pleased to announce that Ms Helen Rofe QC has been appointed as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia and will commence on 12 July 2021.

Review of Coal Mining Industry Long Service Leave Framework

The Australian Government will launch an independent review of the Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) Corporation (Coal LSL) to safeguard the long service leave entitlements of employees in the black coal mining industry.

Australian Government saddened at the passing of James Crawford, Judge of The International Court of Justice

The Australian Government was saddened to learn yesterday of the passing of James Richard Crawford LLD, FBA, AC, SC, Judge of the International Court of Justice – distinguished international lawyer, eminent academic, teacher and mentor.

Workplace Health and Safety ministers focus on regulatory action to strengthen laws

The response to Marie Boland’s review of model work, health and safety laws (the Boland review), the safety of riders in the gig economy, and sexual harassment in the workplace were key topics discussed at the Work Health and Safety (WHS) ministers meeting on Thursday.

Leading a national approach to justice for victims and survivors of sexual assault, harassment and coercive control

The Commonwealth Government will lead a national discussion with state and territory governments, to develop a joint program of work to strengthen the justice response to sexual assault, sexual harassment and coercive control.

Reappointment of Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions

Attorney-General Michaelia Cash today announced the reappointment of Ms Sarah McNaughton SC as Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions for a period of two years.