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The Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018 requires that, as soon as practicable at the end of each financial year, a report on the operation of the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme (the scheme) be provided to Parliament.
Published Wednesday, 4 March 2020
Australian Law Reform Commission, Review of the Family Law System; Family Law for the Future – An Inquiry into the Family Law System.
Published Wednesday, 10 April 2019
The Department of Social Services commissioned the Centre for Family Research and Evaluation to develop and trial a suitable, evidence-based tool to measure the impact and effectiveness of family dispute resolution (FDR) services for clients. Organisation
Published Thursday, 7 February 2019
On 18 October 2018, an evaluation of the Family Advocacy and Support Services was finalised. The evaluation was conducted by Inside Policy Pty Ltd.
Published Tuesday, 18 December 2018
The Australian Government's response to the Surrogacy Matters report was tabled on 29 November 2018.
Published Friday, 30 November 2018
Australian Government agencies require legal services for a range of different reasons.
Published Monday, 25 June 2018
Report on the Operation of the War Crimes Act 1945 to 30 June 2017
Published Monday, 23 October 2017
This publication has been prepared by the Attorney-General’s Department with the assistance of Professor Richard Chisholm AM. It is a practical resource to assist parents with drafting parenting orders.
Published Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Australian Government response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs report: Roundtable on Surrogacy – December 2015.
Published Thursday, 3 December 2015
Australia has submitted its National Report to the United Nations as part of the 2015 Universal Periodic Review of Australia’s human rights record.
Published Wednesday, 5 August 2015
The department commissioned commissioned the Australian Institute of Family Studies to undertake a third wave of the Longitudinal Study of Separated Families (LSSF). The LSSF is a national study of parents with a child under 18 years old...
Published Wednesday, 1 January 2014
The Attorney-General's Department commissioned Allen Consulting Group to undertake independent research as part of the review of Family Support Program family law services in January 2012.
Published Wednesday, 1 May 2013
A report commissioned by the Attorney-General's Department from the Australian Institute of Family Studies to examine the use of independent children's lawyers (ICLs) in the family law system.
Published Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Australia has completed a privacy impact assessment on the six month trial to exchange criminal history information with New Zealand for employment purposes.
Published Thursday, 15 November 2012
The department commissioned the Australian Institute of Family Studies to undertake a study of parents who separated prior to the implementation of the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Other Matters) Act 2011.
Published Sunday, 1 January 2012
Family Law DOORS is a standardised frontline screening tool and framework that has been developed for professionals to use to identify safety risks for clients across the family law system. To obtain a copy of DOORS email FLSIsection@ag.gov.au.
Published Sunday, 1 January 2012
The key policy document for effective fraud control for government agencies and their employees is the Commonwealth fraud control guidelines 2011.
Published Thursday, 31 March 2011
This final report was prepared by the Model Criminal Law Officers’ Committee for submission to the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General.
Published Monday, 30 June 2008
In accordance with ‘Senate Continuing Order’, as varied by the Senate on 3 December 1998, relevant new files created for the Attorney-General’s Department are listed below.
This guide assists Australian Government departments draft criminal offences, infringement notices and enforcement provisions that are intended to become part of Commonwealth law.
The Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender standardise the evidence required for a person to establish or change their sex or gender in personal records held by Australian Government departments and agencies.
On 16 June 2015, the Senate referred matters relating to the handling of a letter sent by Mr Man Haron Monis to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee (the committee) for inquiry and report.
Government response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs’ report: Reviewing Troubled Waters: Consideration of the Government response to the 2012 inquiry into arrangements surrounding crimes at sea
On 24 June 2014, the Senate referred the Medical Services (Dying with Dignity) Exposure Draft Bill 2014 to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry. The Committee was asked to conduct their inquiry having regard to the