Member for Isaacs

Media Releases

Kate Jenkins

14 April 2023

The Albanese Government pays tribute to the remarkable contribution of Kate Jenkins as she completes her seven years as Sex Discrimination Commissioner.

Appointment of Open Government Forum members

05 April 2023

The Albanese Government is today announcing the membership of Australia’s refreshed Open Government Forum, a significant step towards restoring our international status as an open and transparent government.

TikTok ban on Government devices

04 April 2023

After receiving advice from intelligence and security agencies, today I authorised the Secretary of the Attorney-General’s Department to issue a mandatory direction under the Protective Security Policy Framework to prohibit the TikTok app on devices issued by Commonwealth departments and agencies. The direction will come into effect as soon as practicable.

Police Ministers Council meet to progress National Firearms Register

03 April 2023

Today I will chair an extraordinary meeting of the Police Ministers Council to advance discussions on the development of a National Firearms Register.

Australian Child Maltreatment Study

03 April 2023

The findings of the Australian Child Maltreatment Study are shocking.

A Safe and Secure Family Court Registry for Northern Tasmania

03 April 2023

Today I have opened new premises for the Launceston Registry of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia that will provide a safe and secure location for parents and children in Northern Tasmania experiencing family breakdown.

Consultation opens on design of the new federal administrative review body

03 April 2023

The Albanese Government is asking for public input on the design of a new federal administrative body which will serve the interests of all Australians.

Police Ministers Council advances National Firearms Register

03 April 2023

Australia’s first National Firearms Register is one step close to reality.

Appointment of the Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia

31 March 2023

We are pleased to announce that the Governor-General, His Excellency the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), has accepted the advice of the Government to appoint the Honourable Justice Debra Mortimer as Australia’s new Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia (Federal Court).

Consultation on new legal assistance pilot for sexual violence victims and survivors

31 March 2023

The Albanese Government is seeking input from victims and survivors of sexual violence to inform the development of three pilot specialised and trauma-informed legal services.