MARK DREYFUS MP

Member for Isaacs

Media Releases

Nomination Of Judge Hilary Charlesworth To The International Court Of Justice

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.

Establishment Of Inquiry Into The Appointment Of The Hon Scott Morrison MP To Multiple Departments

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.

Establishment Of The Royal Commission Into Robodebt

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.

Review of the Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act 2018

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.

Australia joins the Global Cross-Border Privacy Rules Forum

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.

Meeting of Attorneys-General progresses actions to address family, domestic and sexual violence

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.

COMMUNIQUÉ MEETING OF ATTORNEYS-GENERAL – 12 AUGUST 2022

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. 

Meeting of Attorneys-General

11 August 2022

Revitalising cooperation between states and territories on matters of law and justice is one of my priorities as Commonwealth Attorney-General.

Release of the Australian Law Reform Commission’s inquiry into judicial impartiality and the law on bias

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.

House votes to restore standing of the Australian Human Rights Commission

02 August 2022

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.