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Council of Attorneys-General (CAG)


​The Council of Attorneys-General (CAG) assists the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) by developing a national and Trans-Tasman focus on maintaining and promoting best practice in law reform.  The CAG consists of Attorneys-General from the Australian Government, all states and territories, and the New Zealand Minister for Justice.

The CAG's responsibilities cover the broad theme of law reform to improve justice outcomes in relation to civil justice reforms and responses, legal profession regulation and evidence law, national security legal frameworks, intergovernmental reforms and implementation of cross-jurisdictional oversight and integrity measures.

The last CAG meeting was held on Monday 27 July 2020 via video conference.

Contacting the Chair

The jurisdictional Chair will rotate annually. Correspondence to the CAG Chair can be sent to or:

CAG Chair
c/o CAG Secretariat
3-5 National Circuit


The Council of Attorneys-General will generally meet up to twice a year, including a joint meeting with the Ministerial Council for Police and Emergency Management. Meeting communiqués are available below:

Ministerial Council for Police and Emergency Management

In June 2017, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) decided to replace the Law, Crime and Community Safety Council (LCCSC) with separate councils for Attorneys-General and Ministers for Police and Emergency Management. The councils will hold regular joint meetings and cooperate on cross-cutting issues.

Further information is available on the Ministerial Council for Police and Emergency Management page on the Department of Home Affairs website.

Contact details 
3-5 National Circuit, BARTON ACT 2600