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Budget papers for the Attorney-General’s Department are now available.
The new Intercountry Adoption Australia service will guide people wanting to adopt from overseas while supporting the best interests of the child.
Commonwealth tribunals amalgamation
From 1 July 2015, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal, and the Social Security Appeals Tribunal will be amalgamated.
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.
Security in Government Conference 2015
Our department will host the 27th SIG conference at the National Convention Centre, Canberra, from 31 August to 2 September 2015.
National Organised Crime Response Plan
Serious and organised crime is a national security threat that costs Australia at least $15 billion each year.
German Referendar Program
We offer participants an opportunity to work on policy and legislative projects in our department for up to three months.
Australian Government Solicitor
We are your partners in government law. AGS works with you to ensure your work is legally solid, defensible and deliverable.
Ministry for the Arts
We develop and
administer programs and policies that encourage excellence in art, support
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.
Service providers in
Australia will be subject
to the data retention
13 October 2015.
Australian National Security
Attorney-General and Minister for the Arts
Minister for Justice and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Counter-Terrorism
Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney-General
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Telecommunications Sector Security Reforms
Closing Friday, 31 July 2015
Defence Abuse Response Taskforce
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International family law and children
The Hague Child Abduction Convention entered into force between Australia and the Republic of Korea on 1 June 2015.
The Convention Providing a Uniform Law on the Form of an International Will 1973 entered into force for Australia on 10 March 2015.
The Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Act 2015 received Royal Assent on 13 April 2015. The Act requires the telecommunications industry to retain and secure a limited set of metadata for two years. The data retention obligations commence 13 October 2015.
Government response – Access all areas
House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs’ report Access All Areas
Published 23 March 2015
Attorney-General’s Portfolio Annual Deregulation Report 2014
In conjunction with 2015 Autumn Repeal Day on 18 March 2015, the Attorney-General’s Department published its Annual Deregulation Report 2014.
Published 18 March 2015
Government response to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee Report “Current investigative processes and powers of the Australian Federal Police in relation to non-criminal matters”
On 10 February 2015 the Government tabled its response.
Published 10 February 2015
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