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Latest media releases

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2020

Coinciding with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a new awareness campaign has today been launched to highlight the issue and assist those experiencing physical, emotional and financial abuse to get help.

Memberships of IR working groups announced

The Morrison Government has finalised the primary membership of the five industrial relations working groups tasked with finding ways to urgently regrow jobs lost as a result of COVID-19.

Time to come together in Parliament to back in tougher sentences for child sex offenders

It’s time Labor supported Government efforts to toughen penalties for Commonwealth child sex offenders.

Government calls time on changes to access period

Emergency measures introduced by the Morrison Government to help businesses adapt quickly to the challenges of COVID-19 will now be wound back in line with the easing of other restrictions on the Australian economy.

Leading economist to help regrow jobs lost to COVID-19

The Morrison Government has appointed former West Australian Under Treasurer, Tim Marney, to help lead its efforts to regrow jobs lost during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Roundtable kicks off IR reform process

Getting Australians back into work will be the central focus of the Morrison Government's first industrial relations reform roundtables due to take place in Sydney today.

Malka Leifer – Court decision

The Australian Government welcomes the decision in Israel that Malka Leifer is fit to stand trial and be extradited to Australia.

Fee relief for struggling marriage celebrants

The Morrison Government is waiving the annual registration fee for civil marriage celebrants to help ease the burden from COVID-19.

Privacy protections for COVIDSafe App enshrined in law

Strict privacy protections for users of the COVIDSafe app will now be enshrined in law after legislation introduced by the Morrison Government was today passed by Parliament.

Enterprise agreement changes to be limited to 12 months

The Morrison Government will issue a new Regulation under the Fair Work Act to limit any changes made to enterprise agreements in response to the coronavirus pandemic to be effective for no more than 12 months.