Member for Isaacs

Media Releases

Building community resilience grants close soon

25 June 2013

Not-for-profit organisations, including community groups and local councils, are reminded that applications close on Friday for Federal Government grants for countering violent extremism.

Parliamentary Committee report on National Security Legislation

24 June 2013

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today welcomed the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security report examining potential reforms to Australia's National Security Legislation.

Additional disaster assistance for NSW farmers

24 June 2013

Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Management Mark Dreyfus QC and NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher today announced additional assistance for farmers hit by the January and February 2013 floods and storms in Ballina, Byron, Gloucester and Richmond Valley.

Whaling case to commence the week at the International Court of Justice in the Hague

23 June 2013

The final phase of legal proceedings in the case against Japans so-called scientific whale hunting will begin this week with Australia and Japan making oral presentations at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

Inquiry into parental leave discrimination: Fairer workplace practices to benefit families and the economy

22 June 2013

The Gillard Government has asked the Australian Human Rights Commission to conduct an inquiry into workplace discrimination against employees taking parental leave when they are pregnant or caring for a baby.

Minister recognises emergency service volunteers

22 June 2013

Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Management Mark Dreyfus QC and Federal Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell today launched two important contributions the Australian Emergency Management Institute (AEMI) has made to improving Australias disaster resilience at the opening of AEMI Gardens in Mount Macedon as part of the Open Garden Australia Scheme.

New guide to combat identity crime

21 June 2013

As part of National Consumer Fraud Week, Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today launched a new booklet Protecting Your Identity to help Australians protect themselves from identity theft.

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.