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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.

COMPASS – Guiding action on elder abuse

Australians, their families, friends and loved ones from today can access a new online resource to better understand and address the issue of elder abuse.

New laws to help stamp out foreign bribery offences

The Morrison Government is strengthening Australia’s foreign bribery laws to help crackdown on corporations and employees that improperly influence foreign officials.

Review of the role and functions of the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency

The Morrison Government today tabled a review of role and functions of the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA).

Bill delivers fairness for separating de facto couples in Western Australia

De facto couples separating in Western Australia will finally be able to achieve a fairer split of their superannuation assets thanks to a Bill introduced in Federal Parliament today.

Committee recommends crucial industrial relations bills should be passed

The Morrison Government has today welcomed a Senate Committee report which recommended two key industrial relations bills be passed by Parliament.

Bill to cut red tape and restore certainty to native title agreements

Streamlining the native title claim process and removing uncertainty around the validity of some mining and exploration agreements are the key aims of a Bill tabled in Parliament today.

Greater certainty for employers when hiring staff with criminal records

Changes to anti-discrimination laws have come into effect that give employers greater certainty about when they can and cannot reject job applications from people with criminal records.