MARK DREYFUS MP

Member for Isaacs

Media Releases

Next Steps Towards Voice Referendum

01 December 2022

Today the Government introduced the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Amendment Bill 2022, to advance the Prime Minister’s commitment to hold a referendum to enshrine an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice in the Australian Constitution.

Time For Respect

30 November 2022

The Australian Human Rights Commission’s fifth national survey on sexual harassment in Australian workplaces, Time for Respect, released today highlights just how important it is for action to be taken to make workplaces safer.

Ensuring greater oversight of the National Intelligence Community

30 November 2022

Today, I introduced legislation that strengthens the oversight powers of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS), so they are better matched with the significant powers of the national intelligence agencies.

Public Interest Disclosure Reform

30 November 2022

The Albanese Government is today introducing legislation to strengthen protections for public sector whistleblowers, delivering on our election commitment to deliver overdue reform of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013.

Native Title Consent Determination in Cape York and the Torres Strait

30 November 2022

The Albanese Government welcomes today’s long-awaited native title settlement in Far North Queensland.

 

Parliament Passes National Anti-Corruption Commission Bills

30 November 2022

The Albanese Government has today delivered on our promise to the Australian people to return integrity, honesty and accountability to government by legislating a powerful, transparent and independent National Anti-Corruption Commission in 2022.

Open Government Forum – Expressions of Interest

29 November 2022

The Albanese Government is committed to securing Australia’s international status as an open and transparent government, which was put under threat by the former government’s inaction.

Ending the gag on legal assistance providers

29 November 2022

The Australian Government is ending the former government’s censorship of Community Legal Centres by removing the ban on recipients of Commonwealth legal assistance from taking part in political advocacy and lobbying

Parliament approves Government’s privacy penalty bill

28 November 2022

Companies which fail to take adequate care of customer data will face much higher penalties following today’s passage of the Albanese Government’s legislation to significantly increase penalties for repeated or serious privacy breaches.

[email protected] Passes Parliament

28 November 2022

The Albanese Government is acting to make workplaces safe from sexual harassment with the passage of the Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Legislation ([email protected]) Bill through Parliament.