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Consultations

We regularly conduct public consultations to better understand the views and concerns of our stakeholders and the broader community.

Visit our Consultation Hub to find open consultations and provide feedback on topics that interest you.

Closed consultations

We will publish the outcomes of consultations held from October 2021 onwards on our Consultation Hub.

To find consultations held before October 2021, see below.

Review of the Privacy Act 1988

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On 12 December 2019, the Attorney-General announced that the Australian Government would conduct a review of the Privacy Act 1988 to ensure privacy settings empower consumers, protect their data and best serve the Australian economy. The review was announced as part of the government’s response to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Digital Platforms Inquiry.

2021-22 Review of the Legislation Act 2003

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Under Section 59 of the Legislation Act 2003, the Attorney-General was required to appoint a body to review all aspects of the operation of the Legislation Act.

Public consultation on electromagnetic weapons

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The Australian Government is committed to keeping Australia’s firearms laws among the most effective in the world. Regulation of the importation of firearms maintains the safety of all Australians by ensuring that only those with a genuine reason can access a firearm.

Ensuring fair and reasonable returns to class action members

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On 30 September 2021, the Attorney- General and the Treasurer jointly announced for consultation exposure draft legislation to promote a fair and reasonable distribution of class action proceeds in proceedings involving a third party litigation funder.

National Register of Enduring Powers of Attorney

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Attorneys-General from each Australian jurisdiction have agreed to consult on possible arrangements for a National Register of Enduring Powers of Attorney. We have prepared a consultation paper to seek your views.

Consultation on the future of OPD for marriage celebrants

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Consultation on the future of ongoing professional development (OPD) for marriage celebrants, discussion paper and OPD survey. The discussion paper provides options for possible future OPD requirements for marriage celebrants. The survey seeks to capture celebrant views on the options.

The bankruptcy system and the impacts of coronavirus

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This webpage provides information about public consultation on possible changes to the bankruptcy system to inform the government’s ongoing response to address the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Singapore Convention on Mediation

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This webpage provides information about a public consultation we held on the Singapore Convention on Mediation.