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Latest media releases

Bill to cut red tape and restore certainty to native title agreements

Streamlining the native title claim process and removing uncertainty around the validity of some mining and exploration agreements are the key aims of a Bill tabled in Parliament today.

Greater certainty for employers when hiring staff with criminal records

Changes to anti-discrimination laws have come into effect that give employers greater certainty about when they can and cannot reject job applications from people with criminal records.

Submissions invited on wage theft criminalisation

The Morrison Government is committed to introducing strong and effective criminal sanctions to help stamp out deliberate and systematic wage theft by Australian employers.

Joint Parliamentary inquiry into family law and child support

The Prime Minister has announced the Government will undertake a Joint Parliamentary Committee of both the House and the Senate to conduct a wide-ranging inquiry into the family law system.

Government seeks to restore clarity to personal leave entitlements

The Morrison Government will seek leave, in the High Court, to appeal a recent Full Federal Court decision, which has sparked confusion and uncertainty around the way sick and carers leave entitlements should be calculated.

Morrison Government delivers farm trespass laws

The Morrison Government has delivered tough new farm trespass laws to protect Australia’s farmers from the unlawful actions of animal activists.

Bill creates mandatory jail terms for child sex offenders

The Morrison Government has delivered on another key election promise by tabling a bill in Parliament today that introduces mandatory minimum jail terms for serious child sex offenders.

Mandatory jail sentences for child sex offenders

Paedophiles would face mandatory jail sentences and the most serious offenders could be jailed for life under sweeping changes to Federal sentencing laws to be introduced to Parliament next week.

Morrison Government delivers on religious reforms

The Morrison Government today delivered on its commitment to legislate to prevent discrimination on the basis of religion, releasing a draft Religious Discrimination Bill.

Whole-of-Government Legal Services Panel commences

The Morrison Government has launched a new era in the provision of legal services to the Commonwealth, with the commencement of the first Whole of Government Legal Services Panel.