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Latest media releases

Budget delivering for Australian women

The Morrison Government has announced a landmark package of around $3.4 billion new measures to improve outcomes for women’s safety, economic security, health and wellbeing in the 2021–22 Budget.

Establishment of a Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide

The death of any Australian Defence Force member or veteran is one death too many and a tragedy that is deeply felt by all Australians. Tragically, and heartbreakingly, this includes death by suicide.

Australian Government's response to Respect @Work report

Today the Morrison Government announces its response to the Respect @Work Report.

Appointment to the Family Court of Australia

I am pleased to announce that Judge Paul Anthony Howard has been appointed as a judge of the Family Court of Australia. Judge Howard has been appointed to the Brisbane registry and will commence on 6 April 2021. The appointment of Judge Howard elevates him from his current position as a judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (FCC).

Reappointment of Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Age Discrimination Commissioner

Attorney-General Michaelia Cash congratulates Ms Kate Jenkins and the Hon Dr Kay Patterson AO on their reappointment as Commissioners of the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Appointment to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia

I am pleased to announce that Senior Registrar Colin Campbell, Ms Jennifer Howe and Mr Jonathan Davis QC have been appointed as judges of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (FCC), commencing 6 April 2021.

Appointments to the Fair Work Commission

Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations, Michaelia Cash, today announced the appointment of five new Fair Work Commission members.