Reviews of counter-terrorism laws released today

The Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today tabled two important and detailed reviews of counter-terrorism and national security laws - the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Review of Counter-Terrorism Laws and the second annual report of the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor.

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Increasing access to justice because ‘everyone deserves a fair go’

The Gillard Government has committed an additional $118.2 million in the 2013-14 Budget to improve access to justice for Australians.

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Funding boost for Youthlaw

Youthlaw, the Young People's Legal Rights Centre Inc based in Melbourne, will receive a one-off funding boost of $100,000 to continue funding its important Skype-based outreach service, Youthlaw Online.

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Attorney-General welcomes outcomes of Quintet meeting

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus MP QC has today concluded meetings in Auckland with Attorneys General from New Zealand, Canada, the United States and United Kingdom.

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Funding boost for Pine Rivers Community Legal Service

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today announced that the Pine Rivers Community Legal Service will receive a one-off funding boost of $60,000.

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Additional assistance for Queensland primary producers and small businesses

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.

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Coalition confirms deeper public service cuts - 20,000 to go

The Coalition’s confirmation today that it plans to sack 20,000 public servants could pose a threat to national security, the Attorney-General and Minister for the Public Service and Integrity, Mark Dreyfus, has warned.

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Attorney-General commends community leadership during visit to Lakemba

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today visited the Lakemba Mosque to acknowledge the vital role of community leadership in building resilience to violent extremism.

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$500,000 interest-free loans to help fire-affected businesses

Businesses directly affected by January’s bushfires can now access two-year interest-free loans of up to $500,000 to help them get back on track after the devastating fires.

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Disaster assistance for Northern Territory communities

Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Management Mark Dreyfus QC and Northern Territory Chief Minister and Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Adam Giles have announced assistance to local government areas affected by the flooding associated with the monsoonal trough that occurred in the Top End from February to April 2013.

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