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Media releases published by the Attorney-General.

Latest media releases

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.

Australian Law Reform Commission completes inquiry into the incarceration rates of Indigenous Australians

Today the Australian Government has received the Australian Law Reform Commission’s final report on the incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.