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Media releases published by the Attorney-General.

Latest media releases

Secretary of Attorney-General’s Department

I congratulate Mr Moraitis PSM on his appointment as Director-General of the Office of the Special Investigator.

Enhancing protections for journalists and public sector whistle-blowers

The Morrison Government has today announced a range of measures designed to strengthen protections for journalists and public sector whistle-blowers, which will further enhance the freedom of the press.

Third annual progress report on the implementation of the Child Abuse Royal Commission’s recommendations

The Morrison Government has continued to make significant progress during 2020 towards implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Re-appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Attorney-General Christian Porter today announced the reappointment of five Justices of the Federal Court of Australia and two Justices of the Family Court of Australia as part-time Deputy Presidents of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

National Emergency Declaration Bill passes ahead of summer

Australian will be in a stronger position to respond to major emergencies as a result of new laws to declare national emergencies.

Industrial relations reform – supporting jobs and our economic recovery

The Morrison Government's vital reforms to the industrial relations system are driven by one simple goal – breaking down the barriers to job growth so that we can get Australians back to work.

Registered Organisations given flexibility to de-merge

The Morrison Government welcomes the passage of legislation through Parliament today that gives parts of unions and other registered organisations the ability to de-merge from amalgamated organisations.

Amendments strengthen role of Defence and Veteran Suicide Commissioner

The Morrison Government has listened to families and veterans' groups and agreed to further strengthen the design of the National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention.

Morrison Government to give Registered Organisations flexibility to de-merge

The Morrison Government will introduce legislation to give parts of registered organisations, which includes unions, greater ability to de-merge from their amalgamated organisation.

Government response to the Comprehensive Review into Intelligence Legislation (Richardson Review)

The Morrison Government today released the unclassified version of the Comprehensive Review of the Legal Framework of the National Intelligence Community (Richardson Review), along with the Government's response to the review.