MARK DREYFUS MP

Member for Isaacs

Media Releases

Mabo Day

03 June 2023

Today we celebrate the legacy of Eddie Koiki Mabo, whose tireless work overturned the legal fiction of ‘terra nullius’ – the presumption that Australia belonged to no-one prior to 1788.

Administrative Appeals Tribunal appointments and reform process

02 June 2023

The Albanese Government has appointed two new Deputy Presidents, and made short-term reappointment of 32 members and two Deputy Presidents to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).

Independent Review Into The Afghan Locally Engaged Employee Program

01 June 2023

The Albanese Government is committed to standing by those who helped Australia’s mission in Afghanistan, and will implement all of the recommendations of the final report of the Independent Review into the Afghan Locally Engaged Employee (LEE) Program.

Modern Slavery Act Review

25 May 2023

Today the landmark review of Australia’s Modern Slavery Act 2018 was tabled in Parliament. This review, led by Professor John McMillan AO, is a thorough analysis of the operation of the Act in its first three years.

President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

24 May 2023

The Government proposes to recommend to His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, that he appoint the Hon Justice Emilios Kyrou AO as a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia and as President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).

Additional support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services

19 May 2023

The Australian Government recognises the critical role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (ATSILS) play in ensuring First Nations people have access to culturally appropriate and safe legal assistance.

Securing Faith-Based Places grants program

17 May 2023

The Albanese Government will help protect faith-based places with a new $40 million grants program to improve security and safety.

Boosting support for victim-survivors of human trafficking

16 May 2023

The Albanese Labor Government is continuing our commitment to combatting modern slavery with a funding boost of $24.3 million for the Support for Trafficked People Program (STPP).

Greens Party again delays vital whistleblower reforms

12 May 2023

The Greens Party has again deliberately delayed vital whistleblower reforms, ensuring they cannot now become law for at least another month.

Joint Select Committee on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice report

12 May 2023

The Albanese Government welcomes the final report of the Joint Select Committee on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice today.