Standing Council of Attorneys-General
About the Standing Council of Attorneys-General
The Standing Council of Attorneys-General (SCAG) comprises Attorneys-General from the Australian Government, all states and territories, and the New Zealand Minister for Justice. Its purpose is to implement a national and trans-Tasman focus on maintaining and promoting best practice in law reform.
SCAG convenes quarterly.
On 12 August 2022, members agreed to change the name of the forum from the Meeting of Attorneys-General to the Standing Council of Attorneys-General, to better reflect the governance and operation of ministerial level meetings.
Meeting of Attorneys-General
The Meeting of Attorneys-General (MAG) is the predecessor body to SCAG. The MAG met annually. Read the MAG meeting communiques.
Council of Attorneys-General
The Council of Attorneys-General (CAG) met up to twice a year, including a joint meeting with the Ministerial Council for Police and Emergency Management. Meeting communiqués are available on the TROVE website.
Secretariat contact details
You can contact the SCAG Secretariat by:
- Email: SCAGSecretariat@ag.gov.au
- Mail: 3–5 National Circuit, BARTON ACT 2600