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Bill creates mandatory jail terms for child sex offenders

The Morrison Government has delivered on another key election promise by tabling a bill in Parliament today that introduces mandatory minimum jail terms for serious child sex offenders.

Mandatory jail sentences for child sex offenders

Paedophiles would face mandatory jail sentences and the most serious offenders could be jailed for life under sweeping changes to Federal sentencing laws to be introduced to Parliament next week.

Morrison Government delivers on religious reforms

The Morrison Government today delivered on its commitment to legislate to prevent discrimination on the basis of religion, releasing a draft Religious Discrimination Bill.

Whole-of-Government Legal Services Panel commences

The Morrison Government has launched a new era in the provision of legal services to the Commonwealth, with the commencement of the first Whole of Government Legal Services Panel.

New credit reporting arrangements to facilitate better lending deals for consumers and protect vulnerable consumers

New credit reporting arrangements will improve transparency for credit providers of customers who have entered into financial hardship arrangements and enable people experiencing financial difficulty to demonstrate good credit behaviour by complying with the hardship arrangement.

Strengthening Australia’s counter-terrorism laws

The Morrison Government is strengthening counter terrorism laws to ensure dangerous offenders remain behind bars if they pose an ongoing threat to public safety.

Government delivers on its election commitments

The Government is keeping our promises and getting on with the job. A full list of Government bills that have passed the Parliament in this winter session.

Statutory Review of the amalgamated Administrative Appeals Tribunal tabled

The Government today tabled the Statutory Review of the amalgamated Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Morrison Government delivers to protect farmers

Minister for Agriculture
Senator the Hon. Bridget McKenzie

The Hon. Christian Porter MP

Industrial reforms a major test for Labor

"Key Industrial reforms introduced into Parliament today will be a major test for Labor's Leadership," Minister for Industrial Relations, Christian Porter, said today.