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Keeping Australia safe from cybercrime
The Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN) website provides the public with an easy and secure way to report cybercrime, and information about how to recognise and avoid common types of cybercrime.
Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption
Legal financial assistance is available to eligible individuals to cover reasonable costs relating to the provision of testimony before the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption. Witness expenses are available to all witnesses.
Protective Security Training College
The Protective Security Training College is the leading national provider of protective security training to Commonwealth, state and territory government agencies, contractors and organisations.
Measuring identity crime in Australia
The cost of identity crime is estimated to exceed $1.6 billion dollars yearly. The National Identity Crime and Misuse Measurement Framework project systematically measures the size, nature and consequences of identity crime at the national level.
Emergency Management Australia Podcast
Listen to our latest episode which covers the misuse of drones during bushfires and interesting facts about the Ebola virus.
National Strategy for Disaster Resilience
The National Strategy for Disaster Resilience supports a whole-of-nation, resilience-based approach to disaster management.
Bribery of a public foreign official is a serious criminal offence that carries heavy penalties.
Commonwealth tribunals reform
From 1 July 2015, four of Australia's key Commonwealth external merits review agencies will be merged.
Ministry for the Arts
We develop and
administer programs and policies that encourage excellence in art, support
for cultural heritage and public access to arts and culture.
Forced marriage is a
a form of gender-based violence and an abuse of human rights.
The government has introduced legislation into Parliament that will require the telecommunications industry to retain a limited set of metadata for two years.
Access to Justice
Australian National Security
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Defence Abuse Response Taskforce
Statutory review of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009
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Intercountry adoption from China
January 2015 - The China Center for Children's Welfare and Adoption (CCWA) recently announced changes to intercountry adoption eligibility criteria, post-placement requirements and costs.
National Action Plan on Human Trafficking
The National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking and Slavery 2015–19 provides the strategic framework for Australia's response to human trafficking and slavery.
Our department strives to continuously improve communication with prospective adoptive parents, Australia’s partner countries and the general community to address misconceptions about intercountry adoption.
Report on the Operation of the War Crimes Act 1945 to 30 June 2014
This report provides information on the operation of the War Crimes Act 1945 for the period 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014.
Published 3 December 2014
Government response to House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs Report “Troubled Waters – Inquiry into the Arrangements Surrounding Crimes Committed at Sea”
On 24 November 2014 the Government tabled its response.
Published 24 November 2014
Inquiry into the gathering and use of criminal intelligence - Government response
Response to the report on the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement’s Inquiry into the gathering and use of criminal intelligence.
Published 23 October 2014
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