Native title tax treatment to be examined

The Australian Government will establish a Treasury-led working group to examine the tax treatment of native title payments and how they can better benefit Indigenous communities now and into the future.

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More disaster assistance for central and southern Queensland

Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Management Mark Dreyfus QC MP and Queensland Minister for Police and Community Safety Jack Dempsey today extended disaster assistance to seven more local government areas affected by recent severe weather.

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Natural disaster declaration following storms and floods in Northern NSW

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC MP and NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher today extended disaster assistance to five additional Local Government Areas in NSW affected by severe storms and flooding last month.

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Reforms create a more efficient Native Title system

The operation of Australia's native title system will be more cost-effective and efficient under legislative reforms that take effect from this week.

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Thunderstorm disaster assistance for Queensland

Attorney-General and Minister Emergency Management Mark Dreyfus QC and Queensland Minister for Police and Community Safety, Jack Dempsey have today announced assistance across 12 local government areas affected by recent storms and flooding in the central and southern parts of Queensland.

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Additional assistance now available for Tasmanian bushfire victims

 

The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment has been extended to residents of Central Highlands severely affected by the bushfires that ravaged large parts of Tasmania in January.

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Report says families settling legal disputes faster with Early Intervention Service

The Family Law Early Intervention Service, which provides a legal aid duty lawyer at court registries in New South Wales, is helping more people settle family matters earlier, often outside of court, according to a report officially launched today by Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC.

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High Court of Australia welcomes new Justice Patrick Keane AC

The High Court of Australia officially welcomed new Justice Patrick Keane to the bench today at a swearing-in ceremony in Canberra.

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Additional disaster assistance for NSW communities

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC MP and NSW Minister for Emergency Services Michael Gallacher today extended disaster assistance to six additional local government areas affected by last weekend’s severe storms and flooding in NSW.

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New President for National Native Title Tribunal

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today announced the appointment of Ms Raelene Webb QC as President of the National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT).

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