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Committees and councils

We chair, coordinate and contribute to councils and committees spanning work across our portfolio.

Ministerial councils

  • Council of Attorneys-General (CAG)—assists the Council of Australian Governments by developing a national and Trans-Tasman focus on maintaining and promoting best practice in law reform.

International committees

Other councils

  • Administrative Review Council — enquires into and advises on the federal administrative law system, administrative decision making practices and tribunal practice and procedure.
  • Admiralty Rules Committee — advises the Attorney-General about rules concerning the practice and procedure to be followed in courts exercising jurisdiction under the Act, and matters incidental to such practice and procedure.
  • Family Law Council — advises on the workings of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth), other family law matters and legal aid as it applies to families.
  • Industry Consultation on National Security (ICONS) — is a CEO-level consultative body, providing a forum for Australian Government to engage directly with Australia's business leaders on key national security issues.