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Media releases published by the Attorney-General.

Latest media releases

Passage of the Defence Amendment (Call out of The Australian Defence Force) Bill 2018

The Government has today passed legislation to enhance the ability of the Australian Defence Force to support state and territory police in responding to incidents of significant violence, including terrorism.

Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme to commence December 10

The Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme (FITS) will commence on 10 December, 2018.

New funding for family law services to support women to recover financially after separation

Women will be the major beneficiaries of a funding boost for family law services and initiatives to help women establish economic security after ending a relationship as part of the Coalition Government's Women's Economic Security Package, announced today.

Improving visibility of superannuation assets in family law proceedings

Women will get a better deal in accessing superannuation assets at the end of a relationship as a consequence of a new information-sharing initiative announced today as part of the Coalition Government's Women's Economic Security Package.

$51.5 million boost to pursue criminal prosecutions for financial misconduct

The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP

The Hon Christian Porter MP

Appointments to Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Today I am pleased to announce 13 appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).

Federal Court appointment

Mr Paul Anastassiou QC has been appointed as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia and will commence in the Melbourne Registry on 1 February 2019.

Critical funding renewed to support Australian families

The Morrison Government is seeking applications from organisations to deliver a $44 million advice and support service, over five years, for families going through a relationship breakdown.

Reforms to the native title system

Australians are invited to provide comment on exposure drafts of the Native Title Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 and the Registered Native Title Bodies Corporate Legislation Amendment Regulations 2018, released today by the Morrison Government.

Breakthrough on super-splitting for WA de facto couples

Separated de facto couples in Western Australia will soon be able to achieve a fair split of their superannuation assets in property settlements.