Four judges appointed to the Federal Court of Australia

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today announced that four new judges have been appointed to the Federal Court of Australia.

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New guide to help children in emergencies

Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Management Mark Dreyfus QC and Victorian Minister for Community Services Mary Wooldridge today announced a new national guide to help local councils across Australia plan for the diverse needs of children caught up in an emergency – such as a fire, cyclone or flood.

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National broadband boost for Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today announced the Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre will receive $205,000 to provide legal assistance services and professional training to regional Victoria through the National Broadband Network (NBN

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New guidelines on the recognition of gender

New Commonwealth guidelines to make it simpler for people to establish or change their sex or gender in personal records held by Australian Government departments and agencies will come into operation from 1 July.

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Protecting privacy in the digital era

The Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC has asked the Australian Law Reform Commission to conduct an inquiry into the protection of privacy in the digital era.

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New Australian Law Reform Commission inquiries announced

 June 2013

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today released draft terms of reference for the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to inquire into:

  • Native Title law – Twenty Years and Beyond; and
  • Legal Barriers for People with Disabilities.
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New funding to build community resilience

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today congratulated Muslim youth leaders attending a graduation ceremony at Parliament House in Canberra.

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Launch of report on age barriers to work

The Gillard Government has today launched the Australian Law Reform Commission’s report, Access All Ages—Older Workers and Commonwealth Laws.

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New protections for sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex people pass the House

The Gillard Government is moving to better protect Australians from discrimination, through legislation passed by the House of Representatives today.

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Privacy alerts to notify Australians of data breaches

New laws to be introduced in Parliament tomorrow will require businesses and government agencies to notify people when a data breach affecting their privacy occurs.

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