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Media releases published by the Attorney-General.

Latest media releases

New laws to help stamp out foreign bribery offences

The Morrison Government is strengthening Australia’s foreign bribery laws to help crackdown on corporations and employees that improperly influence foreign officials.

Review of the role and functions of the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency

The Morrison Government today tabled a review of role and functions of the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA).

Bill delivers fairness for separating de facto couples in Western Australia

De facto couples separating in Western Australia will finally be able to achieve a fairer split of their superannuation assets thanks to a Bill introduced in Federal Parliament today.

Committee recommends crucial industrial relations bills should be passed

The Morrison Government has today welcomed a Senate Committee report which recommended two key industrial relations bills be passed by Parliament.

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.