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Closing Tuesday, 31 December 2019
The Attorney-General and Minister for Indigenous Affairs have released exposure drafts of the Native Title Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 and the Registered Native Title Bodies Corporate Legislation Amendment Regulations 2018, for public comment.
Closing Monday, 10 December 2018
The Attorney-General’s Department is progressing a review of the approved forms made under the Marriage Act 1961 and Marriage Regulations 2017.
Closed Sunday, 28 October 2018
The Attorney‑General's Department invites comments and feedback on Australia's draft sixth periodic report to the Committee against Torture.
Closed Friday, 7 September 2018
On 27 July 2018, the Attorney-General, the Hon Christian Porter MP, announced that the Hon Ian David Francis Callinan AC QC, former Justice of the High Court of Australia, will undertake a statutory review of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
Closing Friday, 24 August 2018
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: draft combined second and third periodic report
Closed Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Deferred prosecution agreement scheme code of practice
Closed Monday, 9 July 2018
On 28 March 2018, the Attorney-General announced that the Attorney-General's Department would lead a review into hardship arrangements and how they interact with the consumer credit reporting framework.
Closed Sunday, 10 June 2018
The Attorney-General’s Department is currently negotiating a draft convention to establish uniform rules for the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in civil or commercial matters (the Hague Conference Judgments Project).
Closed Friday, 27 April 2018
The Attorney-General and Minister for Indigenous Affairs have released an options paper on proposed reforms to the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).
Closed Wednesday, 28 February 2018
The Attorney-General's Department welcomes comments and feedback on Australia's draft combined report on the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Optional Protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict
Closed Monday, 20 November 2017
Your feedback is sought on proposed legislation to prevent direct cross-examination where there is family violence
Closed Friday, 25 August 2017
The APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system was developed by participating APEC economies with the aim of building consumer, business and regulator trust in cross border flows of personal information.
Closed Thursday, 27 July 2017
The Australian Government is considering options to facilitate a more effective and efficient response to corporate crime by encouraging greater self-reporting by companies.
Closed Monday, 1 May 2017
The Australian Government is exploring possible reform options to improve the effectiveness of the offence in addressing foreign bribery, and to remove unnecessary barriers to successful prosecution.
Closed Monday, 1 May 2017
The Attorney-General's Department is conducting a review of the Statutory Declarations Regulations 1993 (the Regulations).
Closed Thursday, 13 April 2017
Access to telecommunications data in civil proceedings
Closed Friday, 27 January 2017
Our department is seeking views on ongoing professional development requirements (OPD) for Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrants and the Guidelines on conflict of interest and benefit to business for Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrants.
Closed Friday, 13 January 2017
The Australian Government is consulting on the draft terms of reference for the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) inquiry into the incarceration rate of Indigenous Australians.
Closed Friday, 13 January 2017
The Minister for Justice released a public consultation paper on a possible Australian on a possible Australian scheme for deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) for serious corporate crime.
Closed Monday, 2 May 2016
Serious data breach notification
Closed Friday, 4 March 2016
A binding financial agreement (BFA) ousts the jurisdiction of the family law courts to make an order under the property settlement or spousal maintenance provisions of the Family Law Act about the financial matters to which the agreement applies.
Closed Friday, 19 June 2015
The Australian Government is currently considering amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.
Closed Wednesday, 30 April 2014
In the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2013-14, the Australian Government stated that it will increase personal insolvency fees to fully recover the costs of administering personal insolvencies.
Closed Friday, 28 February 2014
The purpose of this consultation paper is to seek stakeholder views on possible enhancements to Australia’s anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing (AML/CTF) customer due diligence (CDD) regime.
Closed Monday, 30 September 2013