02 September 2022
The Australian Government is pleased to announce its support for the candidature of Her Excellency Judge Hilary Charlesworth for re-election as a Judge of the International Court of Justice. The election will take place at the United Nations headquarters in New York in late 2023.
26 August 2022
The Government has appointed the Hon Virginia Bell AC to lead an Inquiry into the appointment of former Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, to administer departments other than the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and related matters.
25 August 2022
The Governor-General His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) has issued Letters Patent establishing a Royal Commission into the former debt assessment and recovery scheme commonly known as Robodebt.
22 August 2022
The Australian Government has released for public consultation an issues paper on the effectiveness of the first three years of the Modern Slavery Act 2018.
17 August 2022
Australia has joined the Global Cross-Border Privacy Rules (Global CBPR) Forum, a multilateral initiative which aims to better facilitate the flow of data across borders.
13 August 2022
The first Meeting of Attorneys-General under the Albanese Government has agreed on collective action to address family, domestic, and sexual violence.
12 August 2022
The Meeting of Attorneys-General (MAG) convened on 12 August 2022 at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Office in Melbourne, Victoria. The meeting was chaired by the Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP, Commonwealth Attorney‑General. All jurisdictions were represented.
11 August 2022
Revitalising cooperation between states and territories on matters of law and justice is one of my priorities as Commonwealth Attorney-General.
02 August 2022
The Albanese Government is already acting to restore integrity in the judicial appointments process by returning to a more transparent, merit-based approach.
The Albanese Labor Government continues to deliver on our commitment to restore integrity to government with the passage through the House today of the Australian Human Rights Commission Legislation Amendment (Selection and Appointment) Bill 2022.
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