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Native title recognised for the Yamatji Nation

The Yamatji Nation is the latest group of traditional owners to receive legal recognition of their native title rights and interests.

Improving parental leave entitlements

The Morrison Government will improve parental leave entitlements to help support families dealing with traumatic situations such as stillbirths, infant deaths and premature births.

ALRC member re-appointed

The Hon Justice John Middleton has been reappointed as a part-time member of the Australian Law Reform Commission.

Second annual progress report on implementation of recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Over the past twelve months, the Morrison Government has made significant progress in implementing recommendations made by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The progress is outlined in the second Annual Progress Report which was tabled today.

Protecting Religious Freedom Remains High Priority for Government

Our Government is committed to protecting every Australian from discrimination.

Court reforms to deliver better outcomes for families

Fixing the broken structure of the family court system and helping families achieve faster and lower cost resolutions are the key aims of legislation to be introduced into Federal Parliament today.

New Laws Will Keep Terrorists Behind Bars Longer

Terrorists and their supporters will find it significantly harder to get bail or parole under new laws passed by Federal Parliament today.

Submissions sought to build co-operative workplaces

The Morrison Government is committed to improving Australia's industrial relations system to help boost jobs, wages, productivity and the overall strength of the economy.

Pilot program to save time and money for separating couples

A simpler and more cost-effective process to help separating couples divide their property assets will be trialled in four Federal Circuit Court Registries from January 2020.

Council of Attorneys-General (CAG) communiqué

A meeting of the Council of Attorneys-General (CAG) was held on 29 November 2019 in Adelaide, South Australia. All jurisdictions were represented by Ministers.