Law and justice ministers to revisit journalist shield laws

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today announced that the Australian Government will pursue uniform national protection for journalists and their sources at the next Australian and state and territory law and justice ministers meeting.

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New online enrolment makes it easier for 1.4 million missing voters

With almost 1.4 million eligible Australians, or close to 10 per cent, still missing from the electoral roll, Special Minister of State Mark Dreyfus today launched online enrolment and urged people to take advantage of this new tablet- and mobile-friendly capability.

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Commonwealth funds NSW Custody Notification Service

The Federal Government has stepped in to ensure the continued operation of a NSW advisory service which has made a significant contribution to the reduction in indigenous deaths in custody.

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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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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 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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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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