'Knowmore' - Free legal advisory service for Royal Commission

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today launched a free, national legal advisory service for people engaging with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Read more

Hearings conclude in Australia's whaling case against Japan at International Court of Justice

The oral arguments in Australia's whaling case against Japan will conclude this evening after three weeks of public hearings in the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

Read more

High-level round table on countering violent extremism

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC and Minister for Home Affairs Jason Clare today met with senior media representatives and community leaders in Sydney to discuss the role of language in countering terrorism and violent extremism.

Read more

Six terrorist organisations re-listed under the Criminal Code

Acting Attorney-General Jason Clare announced today the re-listing of six terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code.

Read more

Additional disaster assistance for Rockhampton farmers

Extra assistance is now available for primary producers who were affected by ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald in Central and Southern Queensland in January 2013, under the jointly funded Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.

Read more

Additional Disaster Assistance for Victorian farmers

Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Management Mark Dreyfus QC and Victorian Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan today announced additional assistance for farmers hit by severe weather events in Victoria in December 2011, February-March 2012 and June 2012.

Read more

Policy for Government use of cloud computing services

The Attorney-General, Mark Dreyfus QC, and the Minister Assisting for the Digital Economy, Senator Kate Lundy, today released a policy for the Government's use of cloud computing which will ensure Government agencies can take advantage of the opportunities enabled by cloud computing and the National Broadband Network while maintaining the privacy, security, integrity and availability of personal information.

Read more

Funding boost for NSW environmental defenders

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC and Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney-General Shayne Neumann today announced an annual funding increase of $300,000 for the environmental defenders office EDO NSW, its largest ever funding boost.

Read more

Report into Freedom of Information completed

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC has today received a report on freedom of information laws by eminent former senior public servant and diplomat Dr Allan Hawke AC.

Read more

Flooded Victorian communities to receive disaster assistance

Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Management Mark Dreyfus QC and Victorian Minister for Police and Emergency Services Kim Wells today announced disaster assistance to help Victorian communities affected by the June 2013 flood event.

Read more


connect