Member for Isaacs

Media Releases

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

31 March 2023

On behalf of the Australian Government and the Government of Western Australia, we are pleased to announce that Mr Steven Jones SC has been appointed as a judge of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) (Division 1) and the Family Court of Western Australia (FCWA).

Constitution Alteration (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice) 2023

30 March 2023

The Australian Government is today taking a first legislative step towards the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia’s founding document.

A simpler and safer family law system

29 March 2023

The Albanese Government is introducing legislation to reform the Family Law Act to make it simpler and safer for separating families and their children.

Improving family safety through better information sharing

29 March 2023

The Albanese Government is making Australia’s family law system safer by improving access to vital information from state and territory family violence and child protection systems during family law proceedings.

Delivering overdue reform of intelligence and criminal justice framework

29 March 2023

Today I introduced two bills to deliver overdue reform of Australia’s national intelligence community and criminal justice frameworks.

Inaugural National Anti-Corruption Commission Appointments

29 March 2023

With these proposed appointments the Government is delivering on its commitment to the Australian people to return integrity, honesty and accountability to government by establishing a powerful, transparent and independent National Anti-Corruption Commission in its first term.

Review of secrecy provisions – consultation paper release

27 March 2023

The Albanese Government has today commenced public consultations as part of its landmark review of Commonwealth secrecy offences.

Next Step Towards Voice Referendum: Constitution Alteration Bill

23 March 2023

The Albanese Government is taking the next steps on the path to constitutional recognition through a Voice by introducing the Constitution Alteration Bill into the Parliament.

First Steps Towards Voice Referendum

22 March 2023

Legislation has passed the Senate with bipartisan support to modernise Australia's Referendum Act and ensure that the voting process and voter experience mirrors that of a federal election, including pre-poll and postal voting.

ICAO Council Decision On Jurisdiction In MH17 Legal Proceedings

18 March 2023

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council in Montreal has upheld the Council’s jurisdiction to hear Australia and the Netherlands’ case against Russia for the downing of Flight MH17.