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Emergency Management Australia Podcast
Our latest episode features the Director-General of Emergency Management Australia, what it’s like to be an SES volunteer and the importance of effective communication in bushfire preparedness and response.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Countering violent extremism
The Australian Government is working with communities and state and territory governments to address the threat of radicalisation to violent extremism.
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.
Partnering for resilience
Registration is now
open for this year’s Critical
Conference on 21-22 May 2015.
Access to Justice
Australian National Security
Attorney-General and Minister for the Arts
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Defence Abuse Response Taskforce
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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.
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.
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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