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Ministerial Roundtable on Personal Insolvency: summary
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.
Justice Policy Partnership Annual Report 2022
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.
Legal services providers' quarterly reporting template
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.
Guidelines for appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT)
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.
Attorney-General's Department – Legal services expenditure 2021–22
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.
Commonwealth Guidelines for Legal Financial Assistance 2012: Addendum for the Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme
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 in relation to the Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme.
Robodebt Royal Commission legal financial assistance application form
This application form is for an entity – including an individual – seeking assistance with legal representation costs and/or disbursements arising from being requested to formally engage with the Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme (the Royal Commission). You should complete this application form if you are an individual or other entity that is requested or required by the Royal Commission to assist with its considerations (see 'Eligibility' below for more information).
Review of the Native Title Anthropologist Grant Program
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 – 2021-2022 Review of the Legislation Act 2003
Report of the 2021-2022 review of the Legislation Act 2003.
OLSC compliance statistics 2020-21 financial year
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 for the consultation on the bankruptcy system and impacts of coronavirus
Submissions received in response to the Australian Government’s consultation on the bankruptcy system and impacts of coronavirus.
Commonwealth statutory declaration for electronic execution form
Download a Word or PDF version of a Commonwealth statutory declaration for electronic execution form.
Justice Policy Partnership Work Plan 2021-2022
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.
Submissions – 2021-2022 Review of the Legislation Act 2003
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.
Attorney-General's Department – Legal services expenditure 2020–21
A statement of the Attorney-General’s Department’s legal services expenditure for the 2020-21 financial year.
Native Title Ministers’ Meeting 2021 - Communique
The communique from the 2021 Native Title Ministers’ Meeting, outlining the key topics of discussion and outcomes.
National Guiding Principles for Native Title Compensation Agreement Making
The National Guiding Principles for Native Title Compensation Agreement Making, as endorsed-in-principle by Native Title Ministers in October 2021.
Afghanistan Inquiry Legal Assistance Scheme Application form
This application form is for assistance with legal representation costs and/or disbursements to assist in appropriate response to the AFP/OSI investigation.