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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, and strengthen our national security and emergency management. 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; Minister for Justice and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Counter-Terrorism; and Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs are responsible.

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

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

Our organisational chart is available to download below:

Corporate Plan

The Attorney-General’s Department Corporate Plan 2015-16 sets out our priorities and key initiatives over the coming year. It is available to download below:

Annual reports and Budgets are available from our Publications section.