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Reviews of Judicial Impartiality and the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation

The Morrison Government has referred two matters to the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) for review. First, on the issue of judicial impartiality, and the second, a review of the legislative framework for corporations and financial services regulation.

Extension of temporary relief for financially distressed businesses

The Morrison Government will continue to provide regulatory relief for businesses that have been impacted by the Coronavirus crisis by extending temporary insolvency and bankruptcy protections until 31 December 2020.

Legislation introduced to improve unpaid parental leave entitlements

The Morrison Government has introduced legislation to improve unpaid parental leave entitlements for families dealing with the trauma of stillbirths, infant deaths and premature births.

Strengthening controls on high-risk terrorists offenders

High-risk convicted terrorists will face even tighter controls when they are released from prison under a new intensive supervision regime designed to reduce the threat of them re-offending.

Government passes legislation through the parliament to extend JobKeeper payment

The Morrison Government is continuing to provide unprecedented levels of support to households and businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic after legislation passed the Parliament today allowing the extension of JobKeeper by six months to 28 March 2021.

ALRC’s final report on Australia’s corporate criminal responsibility regime

Attorney-General Christian Porter today tabled the Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC) final report on Australia’s corporate criminal responsibility regime, representing one of the most detailed examinations ever undertaken of the nation’s corporate accountability framework.

Legislation introduced to help prevent veteran suicides

The Morrison Government is delivering on its commitment to address the unacceptably high rates of suicide among Australian Defence Force (ADF) members and veterans.

Boosting support for at risk families in the family law system

The Morrison Government will establish a $13.5 million pilot program to better identify and support families who are entering the family law system and are at risk of domestic violence.

Remote contributions approved for next parliamentary fortnight

New rules have been agreed that will for the first time enable Federal Members of Parliament to contribute remotely to proceedings via video during the next sitting fortnight.

New National Children’s Commissioner appointed

The Morrison Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Anne Hollonds as the new National Children's Commissioner.