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Media releases published by the Attorney-General.

Latest media releases

Appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

I am pleased to announce 86 appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, comprising 34 new appointments and reappointments for 52 existing members.

Strengthening counter-terrorism laws

The Morrison Government is further strengthening counter-terrorism laws to ensure the safety of Australians.

Appointments to the Family Court of Australia

Judge Jillian Williams and Judge Louise Henderson have been appointed to the Family Court of Australia, elevating them from their current positions as judges of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

Australian Law Reform Commission inquiry into class action proceedings and third-party litigation funders

The final report has been publicly released after being tabled in Federal Parliament. The report is expected to stimulate debate amongst consumer advocates, the legal profession, the business sector, and across the wider community, on the issues raised by the report.

Additional funding for digitisation of Prime Ministers records

The Morrison Government is providing the National Archives of Australia additional funding to support the ongoing digital preservation of Prime Ministerial records.

Commonwealth Integrity Commission Review Panel announced

The panel of experts who will advise Government on the development of the legislation for the Commonwealth Integrity Commission (CIC) has been announced today by the Morrison Government.

Additional funding for Family Violence Support Services

The Morrison Government is providing additional funding for front-line services to support vulnerable Australians affected by family violence.

Appointment to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia

Mr Karl Blake has been appointed as a judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and will commence in the Melbourne Registry on 30 January 2019.

Annual progress report on implementation of Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse recommendations

The first Annual Progress Report was tabled today. The report highlights the progress being made across the Australian Government to implement the recommendations made in the Royal Commission's Final Report.

Appointments to the National Native Title Tribunal

Ms Nerida Cooley has been appointed as a full-time member to the National Native Title Tribunal and Mr James McNamara has been reappointed as a full-time member.