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Appointment to the Family Court of Australia

I am pleased to announce that Judge Terrence McGuire has been appointed as a judge of the Family Court of Australia. Judge McGuire has been appointed to the Hobart registry and will commence on 22 May 2021 following the retirement of Justice Robert Benjamin. The appointment of Judge McGuire elevates him from his current position as a judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (FCC).

Extension for Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

The Morrison Government today announces that it will extend the final reporting date for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability to 29 September 2023.

Reappointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

The Government is pleased to announce thirteen reappointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. The Tribunal serves an important function of providing independent merits review and the Government is committed to ensuring the Tribunal has the resources it needs to provide high quality merits review with minimum delay.

Appointments to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia

I am pleased to announce that Ms Sandra Taglieri SC and Mr Marcus Turnbull SC have been appointed as judges of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (FCC).

Enhanced legal and workplace services to support Australians

The Morrison Government is boosting investment in important legal and workplace services, keeping Australian families safe and supporting businesses as part of our plan to secure Australia’s recovery.

Budget delivering for Australian women

The Morrison Government has announced a landmark package of around $3.4 billion new measures to improve outcomes for women’s safety, economic security, health and wellbeing in the 2021–22 Budget.

Establishment of a Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide

The death of any Australian Defence Force member or veteran is one death too many and a tragedy that is deeply felt by all Australians. Tragically, and heartbreakingly, this includes death by suicide.

Australian Government's response to Respect @Work report

Today the Morrison Government announces its response to the Respect @Work Report.

Appointment to the Family Court of Australia

I am pleased to announce that Judge Paul Anthony Howard has been appointed as a judge of the Family Court of Australia. Judge Howard has been appointed to the Brisbane registry and will commence on 6 April 2021. The appointment of Judge Howard elevates him from his current position as a judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (FCC).

Reappointment of Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Age Discrimination Commissioner

Attorney-General Michaelia Cash congratulates Ms Kate Jenkins and the Hon Dr Kay Patterson AO on their reappointment as Commissioners of the Australian Human Rights Commission.