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Portfolio

The Attorney-General's portfolio comprises the Attorney-General's Department and a number of statutory and non-statutory bodies.

Areas of responsibility–Attorney-General

  • Law and justice, including:
    • Administrative law
    • Alternative dispute resolution
    • Bankruptcy
    • Constitutional law
    • Courts and tribunals
    • Human rights
    • International law
    • Law reform
    • Legal assistance
    • Legislative drafting
    • Marriage and family law
    • Personal property securities
  • Administration of criminal justice, including:
    • criminal law policy and principles of criminal responsibility
    • matters relating to prosecution
    • sentencing and management of federal offenders
    • international crime cooperation, including extradition and mutual assistance in criminal matters
  • Administrative support for Royal Commissions and certain other inquiries
  • Fraud and anti-corruption policy
  • Freedom of information
  • Legal services to the Commonwealth
  • Management of government records
  • Native title
  • Privacy
  • Protective security policy

Areas of responsibility – Minister for Industrial Relations

  • Work health and safety, rehabilitation and compensation
  • Workplace relations policy development, advocacy and implementation
  • Promotion of flexible workplace relations policies and practices, including workplace productivity

Portfolio agencies

Courts and tribunals

  • Administrative Appeals Tribunal
  • Family Court of Australia
  • Federal Circuit Court of Australia
  • Federal Court of Australia
  • High Court of Australia

Industrial relations

  • Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency
  • Australian Building and Construction Commission
  • Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) Corporation
  • Comcare
  • Fair Work Commission
  • Fair Work Ombudsman and Registered Organisations Commission
  • Safe Work Australia
  • Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority (Seacare Authority)

Integrity and oversight

  • Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity
  • Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Independent National Security Legislation Monitor
  • Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security
  • National Archives of Australia
  • Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman

Legal services

  • Office of Parliamentary Counsel

Regulation and reform

  • Australian Financial Security Authority
  • Australian Human Rights Commission
  • Australian Law Reform Commission
  • Office of the Australian Information Commissioner