MARK DREYFUS MP

Member for Isaacs

Media Releases

House votes to restore standing of the Australian Human Rights Commission

02 August 2022

The Albanese Labor Government continues to deliver on our commitment to restore integrity to government with the passage through the House today of the Australian Human Rights Commission Legislation Amendment (Selection and Appointment) Bill 2022.

World Day Against Trafficking In Persons

30 July 2022

Human trafficking and all forms of modern slavery have no place in our society and my department works closely with the Australian Federal Police and other agencies to disrupt these crimes and support victims and survivors.

INSLM to review National Security Information Act

28 July 2022

The Government is committed to ensuring that the appropriate laws are in place to ensure the proper administration of justice and protect national security information.

Restoring the standing of the Australian Human Rights Commission

27 July 2022

The Albanese Labor Government has today acted to restore the international reputation of the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Commonwealth Ombudsman Appointment

21 July 2022

I am pleased to announce that Mr Iain Anderson has been appointed as Commonwealth Ombudsman. Mr Anderson replaces Mr Michael Manthorpe, who retired from the role last year.

Mr Bernard Collaery

07 July 2022

Today the Attorney-General, the Hon. Mark Dreyfus QC MP, discontinued the prosecution of Mr Bernard Collaery under section 71 of the Judiciary Act 1903.

[email protected] Council Forum highlights Government’s commitment to addressing sexual harassment

07 July 2022

Today I attended the [email protected] Council Forum to recognise the important work of the Council and outline the Government’s commitment to implement in full the recommendations of the [email protected] report.

Upcoming Retirement of the Honourable Justice Patrick Keane AC, Justice of the High Court of Australia

01 July 2022

The Government has commenced the consultation process to appoint a new Justice of the High Court of Australia. This upcoming appointment will follow the retirement of the Honourable Justice Patrick Keane AC in October 2022 after nine years of outstanding service to the Australian community as a Justice of Australia’s highest court since his appointment in March 2013.

1994 National Crime Authority Bombing Verdict

30 June 2022

I congratulate all those involved for their dedication and tireless efforts to successfully bring to justice the person responsible for the 1994 bombing of the National Crime Authority in Adelaide.

Full Federal Court Upholds Australians’ Right to Justice

17 June 2022

The Albanese Labor Government welcomes the Full Court of the Federal Court’s unanimous decision to strike down the Morrison Government’s attempt to undermine class actions.