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Media releases published by the Attorney-General.

Latest media releases

Council of Attorneys-General (CAG) communiqué

A meeting of the Council of Attorneys-General (CAG) was held on 27 July 2020 by videoconference. All jurisdictions were represented.

Appointment of Deputy Commonwealth Ombudsman

The Morrison Government congratulates Penny McKay on her five-year appointment as a Deputy Commonwealth Ombudsman

Federal Court of Australia decision on live cattle export ban

The Australian Government accepts the outcome from the Federal Court of Australia.

Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Report tabled

A review of the Telecommunications and other Legislation Amendment (Assistance & Access) Act 2018 has been tabled in Parliament.

New Independent National Security Legislation Monitor

Attorney-General Christian Porter today announced that Mr Grant Donaldson SC would be appointed Australia’s acting Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (INSLM).

New workplace exposure standard for silica dust

The Morrison Government is acting to protect Australian workers against the harmful effects of silica dust by reducing the workplace exposure standard (WES) for respirable crystalline silica from 1 July this year.

New ‘amica’ online service to assist couples to separate amicably

A ground-breaking new digital service will empower separating couples to resolve their family law disputes online.

$2 billion partnership to deliver legal assistance services for Australians

A new partnership between the Commonwealth and states and territories will provide a significant boost to legal services available to vulnerable Australians, including people affected by domestic violence.

Reappointment of the Registrar of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Ms Sian Leathem has been reappointed as the Registrar of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) for a further two year term to 6 April 2022.

Annual Wage Review

Today's annual wage review decision reflects the highly difficult circumstances which the Fair Work Commission (FWC) had been required to consider in delivering its decision.