MARK DREYFUS MP

Member for Isaacs

Media Releases

Five Judges appointed to the Family Court of Australia

28 June 2013

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today announced five new appointments to the Family Court of Australia.

Historic new treaty to help visually impaired

28 June 2013

The Australian Government welcomes the adoption in Marrakesh of a new international treaty to facilitate access to published works by visually impaired people.

Disaster assistance for New South Wales communities

28 June 2013

Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Management Mark Dreyfus QC and NSW Minister for Emergency Services Michael Gallacher today announced disaster assistance for the NSW local government area of Nambucca after it was affected by severe storms, flooding and landslides in late May 2013.

Australia's whaling case starts in international court of justice

26 June 2013

Tonight Australia's expert legal team will begin presenting its case in the International Court of Justice in The Hague against Japan's whale hunting in the Southern Ocean

Whistleblower Laws Passed

26 June 2013

Public-sector whistleblowers will have greater protection under legislation passed by the Government today.

Parliament passes historic Sex Discrimination Amendment Bill

26 June 2013

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC has welcomed the passage through Parliament of the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Bill, which legislates long-overdue protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.

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.