Launch of report on age barriers to work

The Gillard Government has today launched the Australian Law Reform Commission’s report, Access All Ages—Older Workers and Commonwealth Laws.

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New protections for sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex people pass the House

The Gillard Government is moving to better protect Australians from discrimination, through legislation passed by the House of Representatives today.

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Privacy alerts to notify Australians of data breaches

New laws to be introduced in Parliament tomorrow will require businesses and government agencies to notify people when a data breach affecting their privacy occurs.

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Protection for vulnerable witnesses and victims

Legislation to protect vulnerable witnesses and victims in Commonwealth criminal proceedings was introduced into Parliament today.

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Legislation to reform disclosure reporting obligations of political parties

Special Minister of State Mark Dreyfus QC today announced the introduction of legislation to reform the disclosure and reporting obligations of political parties, independents and third parties in the electoral process.

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20 Years on - Improvements in death-in-custody rates but more to be done

The Australian Government has welcomed today's National Deaths in Custody Program Monitoring Report findings that death-in-custody rates have decreased significantly in the past decade.

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Report into Australia's female genital mutilation laws

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today released a report into the effectiveness of Australia's laws on female genital mutilation.

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Attorney-General visits Somali Youth Outreach Project

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC visited the Horn of Africa Relief and Development Agency of Australia Inc. (HARDA) in Auburn today with the Member for Reid, John Murphy MP, to meet participants in the Somali Youth Outreach Program.

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National Security Campaign Targets Chemicals

The Attorney-General today launched a new campaign to prevent terrorists from accessing chemicals that can be used to manufacture explosives.

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Australia joins Open Government Partnership

The Attorney-General, Mark Dreyfus QC, announced today that Australia will join the Open Government Partnership.

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