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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).
The Exposure Draft of the Bankruptcy Regulations 2021 is an updated version of the Bankruptcy Regulations 1996, with minor and technical amendments.
This discussion paper provides an explanation of the key changes in the Bankruptcy Regulations 2021, and seeks stakeholder views on the new regulations.
A statement of the Attorney-General’s Department’s legal services expenditure for the 2019–20 financial year.
The Australian Government is providing additional funding for the legal assistance sector to help address the impact of COVID-19.
The Australian Government is providing additional funding for the legal assistance sector to assist with bushfire response and recovery.
Commonwealth Guidelines for Legal Financial Assistance 2012: Addendum to support the inquiries of the National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention
This addendum modifies the operation of the Guidelines with regard to applications for legal financial assistance associated with the inquiries of the National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention (the National Commissioner).
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 2018-19 financial year.
We are seeking views of industry experts on the provisions in the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 regarding financial property and intermediated securities.
The Guide to Managing Sunsetting of Legislative Instruments provides a detailed overview of the sunsetting regime as well as templates to apply for thematic review and exemptions.
Whole of Australian Government Legal Services Panel guide to assist Legal Services Providers (LSPs) complete quarterly expenditure reporting under the Head Agreement.
Legal services providers (LSPs) should use this template to upload the Pro Bono Work Report to the online portal.
AGD administer the NLAP, which is the primary national legal assistance funding agreement with the states and territories. Our stakeholders, which include individual providers in the legal assistance sector, must be able to obtain an up-to-date copy of the NLAP, as it has been amended since 1 July 2020.
The final report of the review of the National Partnership Agreement on Legal Assistance Services 2015-2020 (the NPA) was delivered in December 2018.
The National Legal Assistance Partnership builds on the current trajectory of reform for Commonwealth legal assistance under the National Partnership Agreement and recommendations from the 2018 reviews of the NPA and Indigenous Legal Assistance Program.
The National Strategic Framework for Legal Assistance provides the policy framework for all government legal assistance funding. This includes an overarching objective and aspirational principles to guide legal assistance policy development, service delivery and sector planning.
This document applies to the assessment of costs relating to Commonwealth Legal Financial Assistance grants and is used to determine whether costs claimed under grants of financial assistance are reasonable.
Office of Legal Services Coordination - Guidance Note 8 - Entities are required to report on legal services expenditure to the Office of Legal Services Coordination (OLSC) within 60 days of the end of financial year using the approved reporting template.
The Office of Legal Services Coordination (OLSC) has prepared guidance notes to help agencies to comply with their obligations under the Legal Services Directions 2017.
The overarching purpose of the department’s Dispute Management Strategy is to ensure we adopt a coordinated, consistent and effective approach to preventing and managing disputes through development of a Dispute Management Plan.