Campbell Newman and Tim Nicholls mislead Queenslanders

The Queensland Government has been caught out trying to mislead Queenslanders in a disgraceful attempt to politicise Queensland’s flood recovery.

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Funding boost for Fitzroy Legal Service

The Fitzroy Legal Service in Victoria will receive a one-off funding injection of $100,000 to assist with the production of its highly regarded Law Handbook.

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Appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today announced four appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. The Tribunal provides independent merits review of administrative decisions made by Australian Government ministers, agencies and other tribunals.

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Federal Circuit Court of Australia and new judicial complaints handling process commence

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today welcomed the renaming of the Federal Magistrates Court as the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and improved processes for the handling of complaints about federal judicial officers.

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Attorney-General to represent Australia in international whaling case against Japan

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC will appear in Australia’s whaling case against Japan which has now been set down for a three week hearing in the International Court of Justice in the Hague from 26 June, 2013.

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Appointment of the Electoral Commissioner

Special Minister of State, the Hon Mark Dreyfus QC today announced the appointment of Mr Edward Killesteyn PSM as the Electoral Commissioner of the Australian Electoral Commission.

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New armoured rescue vehicle strengthens victoria's counter-terrorism capability

Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Management Mark Dreyfus QC today handed over a high-tech ‘BearCat’ Armoured Rescue Vehicle to Victoria Police.

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Court practitioners and public to participate in civil dispute evaluation

Lawyers, alternative dispute resolution practitioners and people involved in federal court proceedings are encouraged to help evaluate the success of civil dispute resolution laws.

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Government slashes red tape with repeal of more than one thousand regulations

Today the Australian Government repealed over 1,000 regulations and other instruments within the Attorney-General’s portfolio in a major drive to cut red tape.

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Australian Government income payments now available for Tasmanian bushfire victims

The Disaster Income Recovery Subsidy (DIRS) has been made available by the Australian Government to Tasmanians who were severely affected by the Tasmanian bushfires in January 2013.

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