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Latest media releases

Government calls time on changes to access period

Emergency measures introduced by the Morrison Government to help businesses adapt quickly to the challenges of COVID-19 will now be wound back in line with the easing of other restrictions on the Australian economy.

Leading economist to help regrow jobs lost to COVID-19

The Morrison Government has appointed former West Australian Under Treasurer, Tim Marney, to help lead its efforts to regrow jobs lost during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Roundtable kicks off IR reform process

Getting Australians back into work will be the central focus of the Morrison Government's first industrial relations reform roundtables due to take place in Sydney today.

Malka Leifer – Court decision

The Australian Government welcomes the decision in Israel that Malka Leifer is fit to stand trial and be extradited to Australia.

Fee relief for struggling marriage celebrants

The Morrison Government is waiving the annual registration fee for civil marriage celebrants to help ease the burden from COVID-19.

Privacy protections for COVIDSafe App enshrined in law

Strict privacy protections for users of the COVIDSafe app will now be enshrined in law after legislation introduced by the Morrison Government was today passed by Parliament.

Enterprise agreement changes to be limited to 12 months

The Morrison Government will issue a new Regulation under the Fair Work Act to limit any changes made to enterprise agreements in response to the coronavirus pandemic to be effective for no more than 12 months.

New CEO appointed to Federal Court of Australia

Attorney-General, Christian Porter, congratulated Ms Sia Lagos on her appointment as Chief Executive Officer and Principal Registrar (CEO) of the Federal Court of Australia. Ms Lagos has been the acting CEO of the Federal Court since October 2019.

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.