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Media Releases

Attorney-General calls on industry to help prevent terrorism

25 July 2013

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today launched a National Code of Practice to help business prevent potentially dangerous chemicals finding their way into the hands of terrorists.

Rudd Government to keep the sugar flowing through Bundaberg

24 July 2013

Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Management Mark Dreyfus QC, Queensland Community Recovery and Resilience Minister David Crisafulli and Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney-General and Member for Blair Shayne Neumann today announced that work will commence immediately to reopen the Port of Bundaberg to full-size ships.

Commissioner appointed for ALRC inquiry into Legal Barriers for People with Disabilities

23 July 2013

A new inquiry will consider whether Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks create barriers to people with disability exercising their rights and legal capacity.

Statement by the Attorney-General

22 July 2013

Today Senator Brandis has demanded that the Government publicly reveal legal advice on the Regional Resettlement Arrangement with Papua New Guinea.

Disaster assistance for NSW

18 July 2013

Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Management Mark Dreyfus QC and NSW Minister for Emergency Services Michael Gallacher today announced disaster assistance for the NSW local government areas of Shoalhaven City, Goulburn-Mulwaree and Palerang after they were affected by severe storms, flooding and landslides in late June 2013.

Hearings conclude in Australia's whaling case against Japan at International Court of Justice

16 July 2013

The oral arguments in Australia's whaling case against Japan will conclude this evening after three weeks of public hearings in the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

'Knowmore' - Free legal advisory service for Royal Commission

16 July 2013

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today launched a free, national legal advisory service for people engaging with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

High-level round table on countering violent extremism

15 July 2013

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC and Minister for Home Affairs Jason Clare today met with senior media representatives and community leaders in Sydney to discuss the role of language in countering terrorism and violent extremism.

Additional disaster assistance for Rockhampton farmers

09 July 2013

Extra assistance is now available for primary producers who were affected by ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald in Central and Southern Queensland in January 2013, under the jointly funded Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.

Policy for Government use of cloud computing services

05 July 2013

The Attorney-General, Mark Dreyfus QC, and the Minister Assisting for the Digital Economy, Senator Kate Lundy, today released a policy for the Government's use of cloud computing which will ensure Government agencies can take advantage of the opportunities enabled by cloud computing and the National Broadband Network while maintaining the privacy, security, integrity and availability of personal information.