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The Australian Government is in a caretaker period ahead of an election on 2 July 2016. Information on this website will be published in accordance with the Guidance on Caretaker Conventions circulated by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Technology challenges and opportunities in critical infrastructure resilience
Registration is now open for this year’s Critical Infrastructure Resilience Forum on 9-10 June 2016.
Budget papers for the Attorney-General’s Department are now available.
Boosting disaster resilience
A new $1 million scholarship fund has been announced by the Australian Government to provide education development opportunities to emergency management volunteers.
AML/CTF regime review
The statutory review of Australia’s AML/CTF regime is now complete. The findings of the review are set out in the Report on the Statutory Review of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 and Associated Rules and Regulations.
2016 Resilient Australia Awards
Applications are now open to recognise and promote initiatives which strengthen community disaster resilience across the nation, making our communities safer, stronger, more resilient and better prepared to manage any emergency situation.
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 for Counter-Terrorism
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Regulation Impact Statement: Improving the national consistency of controls on precursor chemicals and equipment
Closing Friday, 17 June 2016
Defence Abuse Response Taskforce
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Australian Institute of Family Studies scoping study on elder abuse final report
Our department commissioned the Australian Institute of Family Studies to conduct a study on the nature, prevalence, impacts and responses to elder abuse. The final report is now available.
Secretary’s Review of Commonwealth Legal Services
Public submissions on Issues Paper 2 close on 14 March 2016.
Attorney-General’s Department 2014-15 Annual Report
Our department’s 2014-15 annual report is now available.
Commonwealth legal services expenditure
Australian Government agencies require legal services for a range of different reasons.
Published 18 February 2016
Australian Government response to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee report: Work undertaken by the Australian Federal Police's Oil for Food Taskforce
The Australian Government has tabled its response to the Senate committee report: Work undertaken by the Australian Federal Police's Oil for Food Taskforce – February 2016.
Published 3 February 2016
Australian Government response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs report: Roundtable on Surrogacy
Australian Government response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs report: Roundtable on Surrogacy – December 2015.
Published 3 December 2015
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