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The Australian Government has made changes to functions overseen by the Attorney-General's Department and Department of Home Affairs. These changes involve the transfers of:

  • identity and biometrics functions into the Attorney-General's Department
  • protective security policy and government and major event security functions to the Department of Home Affairs.

Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties Scheme

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2018 announcement of the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Bill 2018 will protect victims of family violence by banning direct cross-examination in certain circumstances, and require that cross-examination instead be conducted by a legal representative