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High Court decides ACT Marriage Equality Laws cannot Operate Concurrently with Federal Marriage Act

12 December 2013

Shadow Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC has acknowledged the High Court's unanimous decision today against the ACT's marriage equality legislation.

Historic Grammy Nomination for Hiatus Kaiyote

10 December 2013

Shadow Minister for the Arts Mark Dreyfus has congratulated Melbourne band Hiatus Kaiyote for their historic Grammy nomination - the first nomination for an Australian band in the Best R&B Performance category.

Labor Welcomes Community Organisations Uniting against Hate Speech

10 December 2013

Shadow Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC and Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Attorney-General Senator Lisa Singh have welcomed the action of 150 community organisations who have united to call on the Attorney-General not to repeal the protections against racial hate speech in Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.

Legal Services, Adoption and Firearms Experts Sacked By Abbott Government

08 November 2013

Reports that the Abbott Government will abolish key advisory councils are deeply concerning say Shadow Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC and Shadow Minister for Justice David Feeney.

 

Hawke report on freedom of information laws tabled

02 August 2013

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC MP today tabled the report on freedom of information laws prepared by former senior public servant and diplomat Dr Allan Hawke AC.

Forty years of legal assistance

31 July 2013

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today joined senior members of the judiciary, legal profession and legal assistance sector at the Supreme Court of Victoria to commemorate forty years since the establishment of the Australian Legal Aid Office.

More funding for HIV/AIDS Legal Centre

30 July 2013

The Attorney-General, Mark Dreyfus QC, and the Minister for Health and Medical Research and Member for Sydney, Tanya Plibersek, today announced new funding for the HIV/AIDS Legal Centre.

Commissioner appointed for privacy inquiry

30 July 2013

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC has appointed Professor Barbara McDonald to head the Australian Law Reform Commission's inquiry into Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era.

Six terrorist organisations re-listed under the Criminal Code

30 July 2013

Acting Attorney-General Jason Clare announced today the re-listing of six terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code.

Appointment of Race Discrimination Commissioner

29 July 2013

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today announced the appointment of Dr Tim Soutphommasane as Race Discrimination Commissioner.