Member for Isaacs

Media Releases

President of the Australian Law Reform Commission

20 June 2023

The Honourable Justice Mordecai Bromberg has been appointed President of the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) for a five year term commencing on 10 July 2023.

High Court special leave application – Gumatj claim

20 June 2023

Today the Commonwealth filed a special leave application in the High Court in relation to a decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court in a native title compensation claim brought by the Gumatj clan in the Northern Territory (Yunupingu on behalf of the Gumatj Clan or Estate Group v Commonwealth of Australia [2023] FCAFC 75).

Public Interest Disclosure Reform

15 June 2023

The Albanese Government has delivered on our promise to the Australian people to strengthen protections for public sector whistleblowers with the passage of the Public Interest Disclosure Amendment (Review) Bill 2023 through Parliament. 

Albanese Government acts on hate symbols

14 June 2023

The Albanese Government today introduced a comprehensive package of reforms to protect the community from those who seek to spread hate and radicalise others to commit acts of terror.

Police Ministers Council Advances National Firearms Register

09 June 2023

Following the tragic events at Wieambilla in Queensland last December, National Cabinet tasked Police Ministers to provide options to implement a National Firearms Register.

Albanese Government to outlaw Nazi hate symbols

08 June 2023

The Albanese Government will introduce legislation next week to criminalise public displays of the Nazi Hakenkreuz and the Schutzstaffel, or SS, hate symbols and ban the trade in these items.

Appointments to the Copyright Tribunal of Australia

08 June 2023

Today, the Albanese Government announces three new members of the Copyright Tribunal of Australia.

Appointments to National Native Title Tribunal

08 June 2023

I am pleased to announce the appointments of Mr Kevin Smith as President and Ms Katie Stride as Native Title Registrar to the National Native Title Tribunal. Both appointments were made following a merit-based selection process.

Police Ministers Council

08 June 2023

Tomorrow I will chair a meeting of the Police Ministers Council to discuss key law enforcement priorities including a National Firearms Register, cybercrime, Closing the Gap and addressing criminal street gangs.

Joint Council On Closing The Gap Justice Reinvestment Community Readiness Support

06 June 2023

The Albanese Government is delivering on its commitment to work in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on justice reinvestment in First Nations communities.