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Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Sunsetting Review And Other Measures) Bill 2021

The Morrison Government has welcomed the passage in the Parliament of legislation to continue critical powers to respond to the evolving threat posed by terrorism.

Reappointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

The Australian Government is pleased to announce four reappointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (the Tribunal).

Government Response to the Tune Review

The Morrison Government has released its response to the Functional and Efficiency Review of the National Archives of Australia (Review), commissioned to strengthen the position of the agency as the custodian of Australia's historic records.

Roundtable discussion to support employers with COVID-19 vaccination

Minister for Industrial Relations, Michaelia Cash, today led a virtual roundtable discussion with around 50 leaders from unions, employer groups and government to discuss how best to support the vaccination rollout in workplaces.

COVID-19 vaccinations and the workplace

The Morrison Government is continuing to support Australians through the pandemic and is encouraging employers and employees to work together on the issue of COVID-19 vaccination for Australian workers.

Nomination to the International Court of Justice

The independent Australian National Group – a body of eminent Australian jurists who serve as members of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague – has nominated Professor Hilary Charlesworth AM FASSA for election as a Judge of the International Court of Justice.

Appointment to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia

I am pleased to announce that Ms Allyson Ladhams has been appointed as a judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (FCC).

Significant new funding for the justice system to close the gap

The Australian Government has released the Commonwealth’s first Implementation Plan under the new National Agreement on Closing the Gap.

Reappointment of Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner

I am pleased to announce that Ms Angelene Falk has been reappointed as Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner for a period of three years.

Appointment to the Federal Court of Australia

I am pleased to announce that Ms Kylie Elizabeth Downes QC has been appointed as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia and will commence on 2 August 2021.