Funding boost for Pine Rivers Community Legal Service

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today announced that the Pine Rivers Community Legal Service will receive a one-off funding boost of $60,000.

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Additional assistance for Queensland primary producers and small businesses

Extra assistance is now available for primary producers who were affected by ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald in Central and Southern Queensland in January 2013, under the jointly funded Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.

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Coalition confirms deeper public service cuts - 20,000 to go

The Coalition’s confirmation today that it plans to sack 20,000 public servants could pose a threat to national security, the Attorney-General and Minister for the Public Service and Integrity, Mark Dreyfus, has warned.

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Attorney-General commends community leadership during visit to Lakemba

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today visited the Lakemba Mosque to acknowledge the vital role of community leadership in building resilience to violent extremism.

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$500,000 interest-free loans to help fire-affected businesses

Businesses directly affected by January’s bushfires can now access two-year interest-free loans of up to $500,000 to help them get back on track after the devastating fires.

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Disaster assistance for Northern Territory communities

Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Management Mark Dreyfus QC and Northern Territory Chief Minister and Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Adam Giles have announced assistance to local government areas affected by the flooding associated with the monsoonal trough that occurred in the Top End from February to April 2013.

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Minister congratulates AFP on hacking investigation

The Attorney-General and acting Minister for Home Affairs and Justice, Mark Dreyfus, has today congratulated the Australian Federal Police (AFP) on the arrest of the self-proclaimed leader of hacking group “Lulz Security” (Lulzsec).

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Funding boost for Redfern Legal Centre

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today announced that the Redfern Legal Centre will receive a one-off funding boost of $60,000 to support its financial counselling credit and debt service.

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Queensland refusing to support stronger laws to crack down on crime and round up unexplained wealth

The ridiculous claim by the Queensland Attorney-General today that national unexplained wealth laws are a Commonwealth “cash grab” is a deliberate misrepresentation of the national plan to be discussed at the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) tomorrow.

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Queensland stuck in the 19th century on Royal succession reforms

The Newman Government needs to embrace the 21st century and allow modernisation of the UK’s royal succession laws, which would do away with the preference for a male heir and exclusion of Catholics, among other restrictions.

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