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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.

Statutory review of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009

Closing date
In 2014, a review of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (PPS Act) was announced as required by section 343 of the PPS Act. The final report was tabled before Parliament on 18 March 2015.

Review of Information sharing in family law and child protection

Closing date
In April 2012, Professor Richard Chisholm AM was engaged by the department to assist with the development of a best practice framework to improve the exchange of information by the federal family courts and the state and territory child protection systems. Outcomes were published in 2013 and 2014.

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Fair protection for firefighters) Act 2011 Review

Closing date
In December 2013, a review into the Firefighters' Act was undertaken by Ms Raelene Sharp to assess whether amendments made to the Act are operating as intended and whether they have streamlined the determination of claims made by firefighters seeking compensation for the prescribed cancers.

COAG Review of Counter-Terrorism Legislation

Closing date
Report of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG). The review evaluated the operation, effectiveness and implications of key Commonwealth, state and territory counter-terrorism laws.