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Media releases published by the Attorney-General.

Latest media releases

Improving justice outcomes for class action members

Ensuring Australians get their fair share of legal settlements will be the focus of a parliamentary committee inquiry which will examine all aspect of the class action system, including the enormous profits being made by litigation funders.

Release of three un-redacted Royal Commission reports

Un-redacted versions of three reports from the Royal Commission into Institutional Reponses to Child Sexual Abuse have been publicly released today.

Funding boost to ensure struggling Australians can get legal assistance

The Morrison Government is injecting an additional $63.3 million into frontline legal services to support Australians impacted by COVID-19.

Legislation for COVIDSafe App Privacy Protections

The COVIDSafe app is a critical tool in helping our nation fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

New toolkit to help businesses get back to work safely

A new online toolkit has been launched to provide detailed guidance for businesses and workers on how to stay safe from COVID-19.

Appointment of The Family Court and Federal Circuit Court Chief Executive Officer and Principal Registrar

The Morrison Government has appointed Mr David Pringle as the Chief Executive Officer and Principal Registrar of the Family Court of Australia and CEO of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

Restaurant award variation continues employer/employee coronavirus cooperation

Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations, Christian Porter, today welcomed the agreement between employers and unions to amend the Restaurant Industry Award to help manage the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Employers and employees show co-operation is key

Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial relations, Christian Porter, today welcomed the joint approach of the United Workers Union (UWU) and the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) to vary the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010 in a practical, flexible, common-sense way to help businesses and save jobs during the coronavirus pandemic.

Government welcomes Programmed decision to pay isolation leave

Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations, Christian Porter, has commended labour-hire company Programmed for joining the growing list of major

Parliamentary sitting arrangements

Our Government is committed to ensuring that through this coronavirus crisis we protect not only Australians' health, but secure their jobs and livelihoods.