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Media releases published by the Attorney-General.

Latest media releases

Temporary IR reforms crucial to saving jobs and businesses

An independent review of the temporary industrial relations flexibilities introduced by the Morrison Government to support the JobKeeper scheme has found they were crucial to keeping Australian businesses afloat and workers in jobs during the pandemic.

Legislative reforms to provide greater privacy protections for participants in Disability Royal Commission

The Morrison Government is taking further measures to ensure that people with disability and their supporters will be able to recount their experiences and fully participate in the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation of People with Disability.

Appointment of Commonwealth Queen’s Counsel

Four senior Australian Public Service lawyers have been appointed Commonwealth Queen's Counsel.

Statement on the passing of Judge Guy Andrew

I am deeply saddened by the death of Federal Circuit Court Judge Guy Andrew.

Funding to upgrade Launceston Court facility

Family Court facilities in Launceston will receive a $5.4 million upgrade as part of the Morrison Government’s commitment to improving legal services for regional Australians.

Supporting the justice system during the COVID-19 pandemic

As part of Australia’s Economic Recovery Plan, the Morrison Government is providing additional support for Australia’s legal system to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and to support those using the courts to resolve their matters as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Updates to the Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards

The Morrison Government is pleased to announce the finalisation of the Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2020 which have been released today.

National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention

The Australian Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Bernadette Boss CSC as the new interim National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention.

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.