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

Disaster assistance for New South Wales communities

Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Management Mark Dreyfus QC and NSW Minister for Emergency Services Michael Gallacher today announced disaster assistance for the NSW local government area of Nambucca after it was affected by severe storms, flooding and landslides in late May 2013.

Read more

New protections for vulnerable witnesses and victims

Legislation to protect vulnerable witnesses and victims in Commonwealth criminal proceedings has been passed by the Parliament.

Read more

Five Judges appointed to the Family Court of Australia

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today announced five new appointments to the Family Court of Australia.

Read more

Listing of Jabhat al-Nusra as terrorist organisation

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today announced that Jabhat al-Nusra had been listed as a terrorist organisation under Australia's counter-terrorism laws.

Read more

Historic new treaty to help visually impaired

The Australian Government welcomes the adoption in Marrakesh of a new international treaty to facilitate access to published works by visually impaired people.

Read more

Parliament passes historic Sex Discrimination Amendment Bill

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC has welcomed the passage through Parliament of the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Bill, which legislates long-overdue protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.

Read more

Whistleblower Laws Passed

Public-sector whistleblowers will have greater protection under legislation passed by the Government today.

Read more

Australia’s whaling case starts in international court of justice

Tonight Australia’s expert legal team will begin presenting its case in the International Court of Justice in The Hague against Japan’s whale hunting in the Southern Ocean

Read more

Building community resilience grants close soon

Not-for-profit organisations, including community groups and local councils, are reminded that applications close on Friday for Federal Government grants for countering violent extremism.

Read more


connect