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.

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Parliamentary Committee report on National Security Legislation

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today welcomed the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security report examining potential reforms to Australia’s National Security Legislation.

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Additional disaster assistance for NSW farmers

Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Management Mark Dreyfus QC and NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher today announced additional assistance for farmers hit by the January and February 2013 floods and storms in Ballina, Byron, Gloucester and Richmond Valley.

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Whaling case to commence the week at the International Court of Justice in the Hague

 

The final phase of legal proceedings in the case against Japan’s so-called ‘scientific’ whale hunting will begin this week with Australia and Japan making oral presentations at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

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Inquiry into parental leave discrimination: Fairer workplace practices to benefit families and the economy

The Gillard Government has asked the Australian Human Rights Commission to conduct an inquiry into workplace discrimination against employees taking parental leave when they are pregnant or caring for a baby.

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Minister recognises emergency service volunteers

Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Management Mark Dreyfus QC and Federal Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell today launched two important contributions the Australian Emergency Management Institute (AEMI) has made to improving Australia’s disaster resilience at the opening of AEMI Gardens in Mount Macedon as part of the Open Garden Australia Scheme.

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New guide to combat identity crime

As part of National Consumer Fraud Week, Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today launched a new booklet Protecting Your Identity to help Australians protect themselves from identity theft.

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Parliament passes new Court Security Bill

Legislation to help federal courts and tribunals manage security incidents has passed the Parliament today.

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Faster, Simpler, Fairer Justice - Productivity Commission Review

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC and Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury today announced the Productivity Commission will examine how to improve access to justice in Australia.

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Disaster recovery allowance bill passed

The Government has passed legislation providing a permanent way for disaster assistance to be delivered to workers, small business people and farmers who experience a loss of income as a direct result of a disaster.

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