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Media releases published by the Attorney-General.

Latest media releases

Tougher penalties for fruit contamination

This Government remains committed to working closely with industry and state and territory law enforcement agencies to ensure that we protect Australian consumers and protect our farmers. Our priorities are to keep Australians safe and support the farmers whose livelihoods have been put at risk.

National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

The Prime Minister will deliver the National Apology to victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse on 22nd October 2018.

Quintet meeting of Attorneys-General communique

On 30 August 2018, the Quintet meeting of Attorneys-General was held in Queensland, Australia.

Legal Advice

I have today received advice from the Solicitor-General, Mr Stephen Donoghue QC.

Solicitor-General advice

The advice from the Solicitor-General regarding Mr Peter Dutton is attached.

Legislation to reform Federal Courts introduced into Parliament

Helping Australian families move through the family court system faster and at lower cost is the key focus of legislation introduced into Parliament today to reform family law courts.

Media Statement

Today I determined to seek advice from the Solicitor-General on the subject of a Member’s eligibility.

Legislation for family courts reform to be introduced

Attorney-General, Christian Porter, today confirmed that legislation to reform the federal courts dealing with family law matters would shortly be introduced into Federal Parliament.

Appointment of Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner

Ms Angelene Falk has been appointed Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner for a three year term effective from yesterday, 16 August 2018.

Counter-terrorism powers and offences extended

The Turnbull Government has today secured passage of the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2018 to extend critical counter-terrorism powers and offences for a further three years.