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 About us

The Attorney-General's Department delivers programs and policies to maintain and improve Australia's law and justice framework. Through the Australian Government Solicitor, we also provide legal services to the Commonwealth, including legal advice and representation.

Our department is the central policy and coordinating element of the Attorney-General's portfolio.

Our department is structured into four groups:

  • Australian Government Solicitor
  • Legal Services and Families
  • Integrity and International
  • Enabling Services.

Organisational structure

The department's organisational structure is available to download below:

Corporate Plan

The Attorney-General's Department Corporate Plan 2018-22 sets out our priorities and key initiatives over the coming years. It is available to download below:

Our 2017-18 annual report was tabled on 19 October 2018 and reports our results against the performance indicators outlined in our 2017-18 corporate plan:

2019 Stakeholder Survey

One of the key ways that the department measures its performance is through an annual stakeholder survey. A selected number of stakeholders have been nominated to participate in this year's survey.

EY Sweeney is conducting the 2019 survey on behalf of the department. A link to the online survey will be emailed to selected stakeholders. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and is anonymous and confidential.

If you have any questions about the 2019 Stakeholder Survey, please contact AGDStakeholderSurvey@ag.gov.au.

Broader Horizons: Agile Global Diverse

Broader Horizons: Agile Global Diverse is the Attorney-General's Department's strategic workforce plan for 2017 to 2020. The plan responds to the challenges we are facing and positions the department to deliver its objectives by focusing on the workforce capabilities needed today and into the future.

Annual reports and Budgets are available from our Publications section.

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