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Read documents from the Native Title Ministers' Meetings.
This is a statement of the department’s legal services expenditure for the financial year ended 30 June 2023. It is published in compliance with paragraph 11.1 (ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2017.
This guide includes information on how to register with GrantConnect.
This form is to be completed by applicants seeking assistance for legal and related expenses from the Commonwealth under statutory schemes and certain non-statutory schemes administered by the Attorney-General’s Department.
The National Pro Bono Target (the target) is a voluntary and aspirational commitment of at least 35 hours of pro bono work per lawyer per annum.
This page provides information on our compliance framework, guidance notes and education program to assist Australian Government agencies to comply with the Legal Services Directions.
The terms of reference for the Independent Review of the NLAP agreed to by all Attorneys-General.
Annual compliance with the Legal Services Directions 2017 statistics for the 2021–22 financial year.
The purpose of the Ministerial Roundtable on Personal Insolvency was to provide an opportunity for dialogue between key stakeholders in the development of personal insolvency law reform.
The JPP brings together the Coalition of Peaks, independent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representatives, and all levels of government, to forge a new era of partnership and shared decision-making to drive meaningful change. The JPP’s first year has focused on laying a strong foundation to work together, reviewing existing justice drivers and responses across jurisdictions, and identifying agreed priority areas of focus.
This template assists Legal Services Providers (LSPs) complete quarterly expenditure reporting under the Head Agreement. Agencies can use the Legal Services Panel Portal to search for the names and rates of legal services providers and AGS, for any practice area.
The Government has announced new appointment guidelines for members of the AAT. These guidelines set out a transparent and merit-based process for the appointment (including reappointment) of AAT members.
A statement of the Attorney-General’s Department’s legal services expenditure for the 2021-22 financial year.
Government Response to Australian Law Reform Commission Report 138: Without Fear or Favour: Judicial Impartiality and the Law on Bias
The formal Australian Government response to ALRC Report 138: Without Fear or Favour: Judicial Impartiality and the Law on Bias. The response states that the government welcomes and supports recommendations 5, 7 and 8. It will note the recommendations directed at other stakeholders, provide a broad policy statement directed at the work of the ALRC, and note the alignment of the report with the government's commitment to restoring and enhancing integrity and to implementing key reforms.
This is the 2022 review of the Native Title Anthropologist Grant Program. The review was conducted independent of the Attorney-General's Department by First Nations consulting firm Inside Policy.
Report of the 2021-2022 review of the Legislation Act 2003.
In support of its role in monitoring compliance with the Legal Services Directions 2017, Office of Legal Services Coordination (OLSC) publishes statistical information about non-compliance.
Submissions received in response to the Australian Government’s consultation on the bankruptcy system and impacts of coronavirus.