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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.

Small claims property pilots – federal family courts

Publication date

2018 announcement of new funding to the federal family courts and the Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) to conduct a two year trial of a simpler and faster process for dividing property between separated couples.