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Media releases published by the Attorney-General.

Latest media releases

Appointments to the Federal Court of Australia

Mr Stewart Anderson QC and Ms Wendy Abraham QC have been appointed as judges of the Federal Court of Australia.

Appointment of Disability Discrimination Commissioner

Mr Ben Gauntlett has been appointed as Australia's new Disability Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission for a five year term.

Protecting Australian farmers’ privacy

The Coalition Government will bring the Aussie Farms website under the Privacy Act, exposing it to potential penalties of up to $2.1 million if it breaches the Act.

Appointments to the Defence Force Discipline Appeals Tribunal

The Hon Justice Paul Le Gay Brereton AM RFD and the Hon Justice Peter Martin Barr have been appointed to the Defence Force Discipline Appeal Tribunal (the Tribunal).

Tough new laws to protect Australians from live-streaming of violent crimes

Australia is leading the world with tough new laws targeting social media platforms which allow the live streaming and broadcast of violent crimes passing the Federal Parliament.

Budget increase provides funding certainty for legal assistance services

The Morrison Government will deliver a baseline funding boost and guaranteed long-term financial commitments for frontline legal services in the 2019-20 Budget.

Tough new laws to protect Australians from live-streaming violent crimes

The Morrison Government will legislate tough new laws to prevent the weaponising of social media platforms and to protect Australians from the live-streaming of violent crimes.

New National Archives office in Western Australia

Western Australians will have easier access to Commonwealth records with the opening of a new National Archives of Australia office in Perth's cultural precinct.

Legal Assistance Reviews

The Australian Government has today released two reports on legal assistance: the review of the National Partnership Agreement on Legal Assistance Services 2015-20 and the review of the Indigenous Legal Assistance Program.

Tougher penalties to keep Australians safe online

Attorney-General, Christian Porter and Minister for Communications and the Arts, Mitch Fifield, announced the new penalty regime under the Privacy Act.