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Legal assistance programs
We administer the funding for the provision of legal aid services for Commonwealth law matters through legal aid commissions.
We advise the government about federal court jurisdictions and related legislation matters. We provide advice on the role, structure and administration of the federal courts including operations and resources.
The Attorney-General is responsible for recommending judicial appointments to the government.
Developing clearer Commonwealth laws
Read about the principles for developing clearer laws and access our quick reference guide for tips in developing legislation, regulations and other legislative instruments.
We provide assistance and advice to the government on matters of constitutional policy development and litigation, including advice on questions of amendments to the Australian Constitution
. We also provide advice and assistance to the government in relation to constitutional issues having general implications for Commonwealth and federal arrangements.
The Attorney-General is responsible for administrative law policy and oversees the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and legislative instruments.
We are responsible for the review of contract law and play a key role in microeconomic reform initiatives in the law and justice sector.