MARK DREYFUS MP

Member for Isaacs

Media Releases

Appointments to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 2)

15 December 2022

I am pleased to announce that the Governor-General, His Excellency the Hon David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), has accepted the advice of the Government and appointed Ms Amanda Humphreys, Ms Constantina Lioumis, Ms Janine Young, Ms Jennifer McArdle, Mr Mark Champion and Ms Louise Goodchild as judges of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) (Division 2). They will commence on 6 February 2023.

Appointment to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 1)

15 December 2022

I am pleased to announce that the Governor-General, His Excellency the Hon David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), has accepted the advice of the Government and appointed Ms Rebecca Curran as a judge of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 1).

Appointments to the Federal Court of Australia

15 December 2022

I am pleased to announce that the Governor-General, His Excellency the Hon David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), has accepted the advice of the Government and appointed Justice Catherine Button, Justice Geoffrey Kennett, and Mr Ian Jackman SC as judges of the Federal Court of Australia.

Progress report on implementation of Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse recommendations

14 December 2022

The Albanese Government has today released the fifth annual progress report outlining implementation of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Vanuatu and Australia Sign Bilateral Security Agreement

13 December 2022

Today in Vanuatu, Australia and Vanuatu signed a Bilateral Security Agreement.

Appointment to National Native Title Tribunal

12 December 2022

I am pleased to announce that Ms Lisa Eaton has been appointed as a full-time Member of the National Native Title Tribunal following a transparent and merit-based selection process.

Ensuring family safety in Australian Hague Convention cases

12 December 2022

The Albanese Government has amended the law to make it clear that allegations of family and domestic violence can be considered before return orders are made for children under the Hague Convention.

Targeted Review of Modern Slavery Offences open for public consultation

07 December 2022

The Albanese Government has today opened its targeted review of modern slavery offences for public consultation.

Next Steps Towards Voice Referendum

01 December 2022

Today the Government introduced the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Amendment Bill 2022, to advance the Prime Minister’s commitment to hold a referendum to enshrine an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice in the Australian Constitution.

The Greens Party Delays Vital Whistleblower Reforms

01 December 2022

The Greens Party has deliberately delayed whistleblower reforms in order to score a cheap political point.