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Latest media releases

Appointment of Native Title Registrar - National Native Title Tribunal

Ms Christine Fewings has been appointed the Full-Time Native Title Registrar within the National Native Title Tribunal.

Children's Rights report

Today, alongside National Children's Commissioner, Ms Megan Mitchell, and President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, I am pleased to launch the 2017 Children's Rights Report

25th anniversary of Disability Discrimination Act

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the commencement of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, which protects and promotes equal rights, equal opportunities and equal access for Australians with disabilities.

Commencement of the Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme

Through the Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme, the Australian Government is setting new standards of accountability and transparency to protect individuals' personal information.

New domestic violence service for NSW Central Coast

Vulnerable people on the New South Wales Central Coast now have access to greater support services through a new, dedicated Domestic Violence Unit.

National Plan to address elder abuse

A National Plan to address elder abuse will be developed to ensure the protection of older people in our community.

Retirement of the Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner

Mr Timothy Pilgrim PSM will retire as Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner on 24 March 2018.

Legal support services to help survivors of institutional child sexual abuse access redress

Survivors of institutional child sexual abuse will have access to legal support services to help them access redress under the Commonwealth Redress Scheme.

Comprehensive reform of the debt agreement system

The Turnbull Government has today introduced legislation to reform debt agreements to help more people avoid personal bankruptcy and provide greater protection for debtors and creditors.

New second Parliamentary Counsel appointed

Today, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Keith Byles PSM as Second Parliamentary Counsel to the Office of Parliamentary Counsel (OPC) for a seven year period.