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Government concerned by Newman's Royal Succession plans

28 February 2013

Attorney-General, Mark Dreyfus QC, today expressed concern that Queensland Premier Campbell Newman appears to lack a basic understanding of constitutional and royal succession law.

New laws tackle forced marriage, people trafficking and other exploitation

27 February 2013

New laws that criminalise forced marriage, forced labour and organ trafficking have been passed by the Australian Parliament today.

Forced adoption apology details released

22 February 2013

On 21 March 2013, the Prime Minister, the Hon Julia Gillard MP, will deliver a national apology, on behalf of the Australian Government to people affected by forced adoption or removal policies and practices.

Response to Joint Standing Committee report on Draft Anti-discrimination Bill

21 February 2013

The Gillard Government welcomes the detailed work of the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee in examining the draft Bill to consolidate five pieces of legislation which form the body of Australia's anti-discrimination laws.

Cyber attacks on Australian business more targeted and coordinated

17 February 2013

New national survey results from more than 250 major businesses shows cyber attacks are becoming increasingly targeted and coordinated, with one in five experiencing an electronic attack in the last year.

Extra disaster assistance for Tumbulgum flood victims

15 February 2013

The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) has been extended to people severely affected by the flooding caused by ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald in the NSW township of Tumbulgum.

New web tool translates family law into plain language

15 February 2013

Plain language explanations of common family law terms will become accessible with the release of a new web-based tool.

Appointment of Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth

14 February 2013

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus today announced the appointment of Justin Thomas Gleeson SC as the Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth.

Royal Commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse

13 February 2013

The Australian Government today introduced legislation to amend the Royal Commissions Act 1902 to assist the work of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Indigenous Justice funding closes soon

08 February 2013

Organisations working with Indigenous communities to improve community safety and reduce adverse contact with the criminal justice system are encouraged to apply for a grant before the funding round closes on Friday next week.