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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.
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.
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.
Marriage forms consultation
We are reviewing forms used under the
Marriage Act 1961
Marriage Regulations 1963.
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.
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Defence Abuse Response Taskforce
Statutory review of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009
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The upfront capital cost of the proposed data retention regime to all of business has been estimated by PwC to be between $188.8 million and $319.1 million, which is less than 1 per cent of the $43 billion in revenue generated by the telecommunications industry annually.
Directory of Countering Violent Extremism Intervention Services
We are calling on a wide range of community and professional service providers to apply for inclusion in our newly created directory.
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.
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
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
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