Final Bell Report condemns Brandis

Today the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee condemned Attorney-General George Brandis’s “wilful defiance” of the Senate and refusal to tell the truth on a matter where $300 million of taxpayer money was at stake.

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Australian Human Rights Commission appointment

Labor warmly welcomes the appointment of Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM as the next President of the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC).

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Labor welcomes implementation of Marrakesh Treaty

It has been a long time coming, but today the government has finally acted to implement the Marrakesh Treaty – an international agreement which improves access to thousands of printed works for people with disability under Copyright Law.

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Ministers defended on the taxpayer dollar

Attorney-General George Brandis’s revelation in Senate Question Time today that he personally authorised the use of taxpayer dollars to defend three government ministers in court on a contempt matter is shocking.

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Labor returns certainty to Native Title system

Labor has today voted in favour of legislation that will restore certainty to the native title system in Australia, after extensive consultation with Indigenous groups.

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Labor supports Carly's Law

Labor will do everything we can to ensure Carly’s Law - which aims to protect vulnerable young children online – passes the Parliament.

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Keenan admits: No funding for cross examination reform

Last night during Consideration in Detail in the Federation Chamber, Shadow Justice Minister Michael Keenan was asked a simple question: where is the funding for the government’s plans to prevent family violence victims from being cross-examined by their abusers in court?

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Radio National Drive with Patricia Karvelas

SUBJECT/S: Passport cancellations; Duncan Lewis; Sydney siege; Uluru; Margaret Court

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Time for Turnbull and Brandis to defend their man

It has been four days since ASIO boss Duncan Lewis appeared at Senate estimates, and expertly handled a series of clumsy questions from Senator Pauline Hanson alleging a connection between refugees and terrorism.

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National agreement on redress for survivors of child sexual abuse must be delivered

Federal Labor is concerned by a lack of progress in securing an agreement on a national redress scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse, following today’s meeting between the Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter and state attorneys-general.

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