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In 2018, the Attorney-General and Minister for Indigenous Affairs released exposure drafts of the Native Title Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 and the Registered Native Title Bodies Corporate Legislation Amendment Regulations 2018, for public comment.
On 27 July 2018, the Attorney-General, the Hon Christian Porter MP, announced that the Hon Ian David Francis Callinan AC QC, former Justice of the High Court of Australia, will undertake a statutory review of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
On 28 March 2018, the Attorney-General announced that the Department would lead a review into hardship arrangements and how they interact with the consumer credit reporting framework. A discussion paper sought public submissions and outlined the review process and key issues relevant to the review.
In 2017, the Attorney-General's Department conducted a review of the Statutory Declarations Regulations 1993 (the Regulations). The department invited public submissions on whether the Regulations were still fit for purpose and continue to meet the needs of the community, and feedback on additions, deletions or updates to the list of authorised witnesses.
In 2017, a public discussion paper was released, seeking the views of stakeholders with an interest in the civil justice system and privacy in regards to access to telecommunications data in civil proceedings.
On 6 December 2016, the draft terms of reference for the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) inquiry into the incarceration rate of Indigenous Australians was released for public consultation. Submissions closed Friday, 13 January 2017.