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About us

The Attorney-General's Department delivers programs and policies to maintain and improve Australia's law and justice framework, strengthen our national security and emergency management, and provide support for arts and culture. Through the Australian Government Solicitor, we also provide legal services to the Commonwealth (including legal advice and representation).

Our department is the central policy and coordinating element of the Attorney-General's portfolio, for which the Attorney-General and Minister for the Arts; Minister for Justice and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Counter-Terrorism; and Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney-General are responsible.

Our department is structured into four groups to effectively and efficiently deliver programs against strategic aims and broader portfolio objectives:

  • Strategic Operations, Coordination and Arts
  • Civil Justice and Legal Services
  • Australian Government Solicitor
  • National Security and Criminal Justice.

Our organisational chart is available to download below: