Member for Isaacs

Media Releases

Disaster recovery allowance bill passed

20 June 2013

The Government has passed legislation providing a permanent way for disaster assistance to be delivered to workers, small business people and farmers who experience a loss of income as a direct result of a disaster.

Faster, Simpler, Fairer Justice - Productivity Commission Review

20 June 2013

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC and Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury today announced the Productivity Commission will examine how to improve access to justice in Australia.

Parliament passes new Court Security Bill

20 June 2013

Legislation to help federal courts and tribunals manage security incidents has passed the Parliament today.

Law and justice ministers to revisit journalist shield laws

19 June 2013

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today announced that the Australian Government will pursue uniform national protection for journalists and their sources at the next Australian and state and territory law and justice ministers meeting.

New online enrolment makes it easier for 1.4 million missing voters

17 June 2013

With almost 1.4 million eligible Australians, or close to 10 per cent, still missing from the electoral roll, Special Minister of State Mark Dreyfus today launched online enrolment and urged people to take advantage of this new tablet- and mobile-friendly capability.

Commonwealth funds NSW Custody Notification Service

16 June 2013

The Federal Government has stepped in to ensure the continued operation of a NSW advisory service which has made a significant contribution to the reduction in indigenous deaths in custody.

New guidelines on the recognition of gender

13 June 2013

New Commonwealth guidelines to make it simpler for people to establish or change their sex or gender in personal records held by Australian Government departments and agencies will come into operation from 1 July.

Four judges appointed to the Federal Court of Australia

13 June 2013

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today announced that four new judges have been appointed to the Federal Court of Australia.

New guide to help children in emergencies

13 June 2013

Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Management Mark Dreyfus QC and Victorian Minister for Community Services Mary Wooldridge today announced a new national guide to help local councils across Australia plan for the diverse needs of children caught up in an emergency such as a fire, cyclone or flood.

National Broadband boost for Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre

13 June 2013

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today announced the Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre will receive $205,000 to provide legal assistance services and professional training to regional Victoria through the National Broadband Network (NBN