New web tool translates family law into plain language

Plain language explanations of common family law terms will become accessible with the release of a new web-based tool.

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Extra disaster assistance for Tumbulgum flood victims

The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) has been extended to people severely affected by the flooding caused by ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald in the NSW township of Tumbulgum.

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Appointment of Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus today announced the appointment of Justin Thomas Gleeson SC as the Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth.

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Royal Commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse

The Australian Government today introduced legislation to amend the Royal Commissions Act 1902 to assist the work of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

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Indigenous Justice funding closes soon

Organisations working with Indigenous communities to improve community safety and reduce adverse contact with the criminal justice system are encouraged to apply for a grant before the funding round closes on Friday next week.

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Natural disaster declarations extended following bush fires across NSW

Federal Minister for Emergency Management Mark Dreyfus and NSW Minister for Emergency Services Michael Gallacher have announced a further 20 areas are eligible for disaster assistance following bush fires across NSW.

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Natural disaster declarations extended following flooding across Northern NSW

Federal Minister for Emergency Management Mark Dreyfus and NSW Minister for Emergency Services Michael Gallacher have today announced an additional five Local Government Areas will receive assistance through the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements following storms and floods in Northern NSW.

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Election Date Sounds Death Knell for Direct Action

The Prime Minister's announcement today will put renewed focus on the Coalition's lack of credibility when it comes to climate change.

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Abbott’s New Year Climate Delusions Already in Full Flight

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has begun the new year with a fresh round of shameless deceit on climate change.

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Environmental Plantings Cut Pollution and Earn Carbon Credits under Carbon Farming Initiative

Australia's first environmental planting projects have been registered under the Gillard Government's Carbon Farming Initiative, which rewards landholders for cutting or avoiding carbon pollution on the land.

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