Attorney-General inspects Australian Federal Police headquarters in Perth

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC visited the Australian Federal Police (AFP) headquarters in Perth today as part of the Gillard Government’s community cabinet visit to Western Australia.

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Additional disaster assistance for NSW primary producers

Extra assistance is now available for primary producers who were affected by severe storms and flooding in Northern NSW in January and February 2013, under the jointly funded Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

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Goondiwindi receives extra disaster assistance

Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Management Mark Dreyfus QC and Queensland Minister for Police and Community Safety Jack Dempsey have today announced the Goondiwindi local government area will receive further assistance following the severe weather and flooding between 25 February and 5 March.

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'Elvis' has left the building

Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Management Mark Dreyfus QC today thanked pilots and support crew and farewelled fire fighting helicopters that have fought major blazes across the country this summer.

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Update on the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse

Measures passed by Parliament this week will give the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse flexibility to receive information and evidence in private sessions from those affected by child abuse in institutions.

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Response to Joint Standing Committee report on Draft Anti-discrimination Bill

The Gillard Government welcomes the detailed work of the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee in examining the draft Bill to consolidate five pieces of legislation which form the body of Australia’s anti-discrimination laws.

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Applications now open for Native Title Anthropologist Grants Program

Applications are now open for funding to support anthropologists interested in native title work.

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Whistleblower protection introduced to parliament

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

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New Disaster Recovery Allowance Bill introduced

For the first time there will be a permanent solution to providing disaster assistance to workers, small business people and farmers experience a loss of income as a direct result of a disaster.

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New anti-discrimination laws to cover sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status

The Gillard Government will introduce legislation this week to protect Australians against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status.

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