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Identity crime in Australia
Identity crime is one of the most prevalent crimes in Australia and costs the nation an estimated $2 billion per year. The impacts are far reaching and affect not only individuals, but also public and private sector businesses and organisations.
The new Intercountry Adoption Australia service will guide people wanting to adopt from overseas while supporting the best interests of the child.
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.
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.
Attorney-General’s Department Corporate Plan
Our department’s 2015-16 corporate plan sets out our priorities and key initiatives over the coming year.
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
Minister for Justice and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Counter-Terrorism
Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs
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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.
Universal Periodic Review 2015 – submission of Australia’s National Report
Australia has submitted its National Report to the United Nations as part of the 2015 Universal Periodic Review of Australia’s human rights record.
Published 5 August 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
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