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Roundtable discussion to support employers with COVID-19 vaccination

Minister for Industrial Relations, Michaelia Cash, today led a virtual roundtable discussion with around 50 leaders from unions, employer groups and government to discuss how best to support the vaccination rollout in workplaces.

COVID-19 vaccinations and the workplace

The Morrison Government is continuing to support Australians through the pandemic and is encouraging employers and employees to work together on the issue of COVID-19 vaccination for Australian workers.

Nomination to the International Court of Justice

The independent Australian National Group – a body of eminent Australian jurists who serve as members of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague – has nominated Professor Hilary Charlesworth AM FASSA for election as a Judge of the International Court of Justice.

Appointment to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia

I am pleased to announce that Ms Allyson Ladhams has been appointed as a judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (FCC).

Significant new funding for the justice system to close the gap

The Australian Government has released the Commonwealth’s first Implementation Plan under the new National Agreement on Closing the Gap.

Reappointment of Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner

I am pleased to announce that Ms Angelene Falk has been reappointed as Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner for a period of three years.

Appointment to the Federal Court of Australia

I am pleased to announce that Ms Kylie Elizabeth Downes QC has been appointed as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia and will commence on 2 August 2021.

Appointment to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia

I am pleased to announce that Ms Patricia Cope, Ms Meredith Dickson QC, Ms Catherine Symons and Mr Jonathan Forbes have been appointed as judges of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (FCC).

Development of national principles to address coercive control

Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments have agreed on the terms of reference for a critical program of work to develop a common national understanding of coercive and controlling behaviour.

Australian candidate nominated to lead the International Labour Organization

The Australian Government announces the nomination of Mr Greg Vines as Australia’s candidate for the International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General.