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Review of Coal Mining Industry Long Service Leave Framework

The Australian Government will launch an independent review of the Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) Corporation (Coal LSL) to safeguard the long service leave entitlements of employees in the black coal mining industry.

Australian Government saddened at the passing of James Crawford, Judge of The International Court of Justice

The Australian Government was saddened to learn yesterday of the passing of James Richard Crawford LLD, FBA, AC, SC, Judge of the International Court of Justice – distinguished international lawyer, eminent academic, teacher and mentor.

Workplace Health and Safety ministers focus on regulatory action to strengthen laws

The response to Marie Boland’s review of model work, health and safety laws (the Boland review), the safety of riders in the gig economy, and sexual harassment in the workplace were key topics discussed at the Work Health and Safety (WHS) ministers meeting on Thursday.

Leading a national approach to justice for victims and survivors of sexual assault, harassment and coercive control

The Commonwealth Government will lead a national discussion with state and territory governments, to develop a joint program of work to strengthen the justice response to sexual assault, sexual harassment and coercive control.

Reappointment of Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions

Attorney-General Michaelia Cash today announced the reappointment of Ms Sarah McNaughton SC as Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions for a period of two years.

Appointment to the Family Court of Australia

I am pleased to announce that Judge Terrence McGuire has been appointed as a judge of the Family Court of Australia. Judge McGuire has been appointed to the Hobart registry and will commence on 22 May 2021 following the retirement of Justice Robert Benjamin. The appointment of Judge McGuire elevates him from his current position as a judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (FCC).

Extension for Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

The Morrison Government today announces that it will extend the final reporting date for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability to 29 September 2023.

Reappointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

The Government is pleased to announce thirteen reappointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. The Tribunal serves an important function of providing independent merits review and the Government is committed to ensuring the Tribunal has the resources it needs to provide high quality merits review with minimum delay.

Appointments to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia

I am pleased to announce that Ms Sandra Taglieri SC and Mr Marcus Turnbull SC have been appointed as judges of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (FCC).

Enhanced legal and workplace services to support Australians

The Morrison Government is boosting investment in important legal and workplace services, keeping Australian families safe and supporting businesses as part of our plan to secure Australia’s recovery.