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Media releases published by the Attorney-General.

Latest media releases

New Race Discrimination Commissioner

Australia's new Race Discrimination Commissioner, Mr Chin-Leong Tan, will take up the position on Monday, 8th October 2018.

New Domestic Violence Services for Caboolture's most vulnerable

Vulnerable people in Caboolture and surrounding areas now have access to a new specialist domestic violence unit.

Appointment to the Federal Court of Australia

Mr Michael Wheelahan QC has been appointed as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia, commencing 3 October 2018.

Appointments of Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia

I announce today the appointment of the new Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia.

Defence Tribunal appointments

I am pleased to announce the appointment of the Hon Justice John Alexander Logan and the Hon Justice Melissa Anne Perry to the Defence Force Discipline Appeal Tribunal (the Tribunal).

National Archives facility named in honour of former Attorney-General Peter Durack QC

Australia's state-of-the-art facility for the preservation of Commonwealth records has been named in honour of the former Attorney-General who helped establish the National Archives of Australia.

Food contamination penalties pass Parliament

Tougher penalties to deal with acts of food contamination have been passed by the Australian Parliament.

Greater protections for people entering into debt agreements to avoid bankruptcy

Greater protections for people entering into debt agreements as a mechanism to avoid bankruptcy are the result of new laws passed today by the Australian Parliament.

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.