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Speeches published by the Attorney-General.

Latest speeches

Address to National Press Club Canberra

Speech given at National Press Club, Canberra

The Government’s approach to industrial relations reform

Speech given at the Committee for Economic Development of Australia's 2019 State of the Nation Conference on the topic of industrial relations.

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes against Children and Community Protection Measures) Bill 2019

This Bill is another example of this Government’s commitment to protect children in Australia and overseas from the dangers of sexual exploitation and abuse and to improve justice outcomes for survivors of child sex offences.

Religious Discrimination Bill 2019

Attorney-General Christian Porter released the draft Religious Discrimination Bill 2019 and associated Bills during a speech in Sydney.

Family Court and Federal Circuit Court Plenary - Opening Address

Family Court and Federal Circuit Court Plenary - Opening Address

Response to Wilkie motion – Crown casino allegations

The Government is not intending to support the motion and I will explain in detail.

Australian Bar Association and NSW Bar Association Biennial Conference International Convention Centre Darling Harbour, Sydney

I would like to thank Mr Noel Hutely SC, President of the Australian Bar Association and Mr Tim Game SC, President of the NSW Bar Association for the invitation to address you this morning.

Speech Chief Justice Pascoe AC CVO Retirement

It is a great privilege to be here today, on behalf of the Australian Government and the Australian people, to farewell the Honourable Chief Justice John Pascoe AC CVO and to celebrate your Honour's long and distinguished legal career culminating as the Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia, and prior to this, the Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Court.

Speech at the opening plenary session, The State of the Nation 18th Biennial National Family Law Conference

I would like to thank the Law Council of Australia for inviting me to be part of this important occasion. To begin, I would like to pay particular thanks to the practitioners assembled in this room – yours is a very difficult job.