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The Justice Policy Partnership Work Plan 2021-2022 is the first annual work plan for the Justice Policy Partnership. The work plan includes actions for all governments and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representatives to develop a joined-up approach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander justice policy.
Public submissions to the 2021-2022 review of the Legislation Act 2003.
Submissions received for the inquiry into the use of the term good faith in civil penalty and criminal offence provisions in Commonwealth legislation
The department is conducting an inquiry into the use of the term good faith in civil penalty and offence provisions in Commonwealth legislation. The inquiry released a consultation paper and invited submissions. This page provides access to the submissions received by the inquiry.
A statement of the Attorney-General’s Department’s legal services expenditure for the 2020-21 financial year.
This application form is for assistance with legal representation costs and/or disbursements to assist in appropriate response to the AFP/OSI investigation.
This document applies to the assessment of costs relating to the Afghanistan Inquiry Legal Assistance Scheme grants and is used to determine whether costs claimed under grants of financial assistance are reasonable.
These guidelines deal with making grants of financial assistance to members and former members of the Australian Defence Force responding to matters relating to the Afghanistan Inquiry.
Summary of meeting outcomes from the first Justice Policy Partnership Meeting.
The Agreement to Implement the Justice Policy Partnership is the mechanism for the parties to develop a joined-up approach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander justice policy.
As part of the 2021-2022 review of the Legislation Act 2003, the Review Committee released this discussion paper which was designed to assist stakeholders to provide feedback and submissions to the review by providing background information and posing questions.
This application form is for assistance with legal representation costs and/or disbursements arising from an entity engaging with the Royal Commission into Defence Veteran Suicide.
Commonwealth Guidelines for Legal Financial Assistance 2012: Addendum for the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide
Subsection 3.5(d) of the Commonwealth Guidelines for Financial Assistance 2012 (the Guidelines) establishes the royal commissions and inquiries scheme. This addendum modifies the operation of the Guidelines with regard to applications for legal financial assistance associated with the inquiries of the Royal Commission into Defence Veteran Suicide.
The Annual Certificate of Compliance is a document that agencies complete at the end of each financial year to set out the extent to which the agency believes it has complied with the Legal Services Directions 2017.
Data is collected in accordance with the manual across the legal assistance sector. To ensure that the document remains relevant and is fit-for-purpose we will conduct an annual review in consultation with state and territory governments and the legal assistance sector.
The National Legal Assistance Data Strategy was developed in accordance with the National Legal Assistance Partnership 2020-25 (NLAP). It sets the policy framework for the collection, storage, reporting, transmission, and analysis of data that is collected and reported under the NLAP.
Inquiry into the use of the term good faith in civil penalty and offence provisions in Commonwealth legislation
The department conducted an inquiry into the use of the term good faith in civil penalty and offence provisions in Commonwealth legislation. The inquiry reported to the Attorney-General on 1 November 2021.
The following submissions were received in response to the industry consultation on financial products and the Personal Property Securities Act.
In support of its role in monitoring compliance with the Legal Services Directions 2017, OLSC publishes statistical information about non-compliance. This document includes compliance statistics for the 2019-20 financial year.
The Legal Aid Schemes and Services Approval 2023 allows people who receive legal assistance from the organisations listed within it to be exempt from paying court fees.
We are seeking stakeholder submissions on possible changes to the bankruptcy system to inform the government’s ongoing response to address the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19).