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Reforms create a more efficient Native Title system

13 March 2013

The operation of Australia's native title system will be more cost-effective and efficient under legislative reforms that take effect from this week.

Natural disaster declaration following storms and floods in Northern NSW

13 March 2013

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC MP and NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher today extended disaster assistance to five additional Local Government Areas in NSW affected by severe storms and flooding last month.

Thunderstorm disaster assistance for Queensland

08 March 2013

Attorney-General and Minister Emergency Management Mark Dreyfus QC and Queensland Minister for Police and Community Safety, Jack Dempsey have today announced assistance across 12 local government areas affected by recent storms and flooding in the central and southern parts of Queensland.


Additional assistance now available for Tasmanian bushfire victims

07 March 2013

The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment has been extended to residents of Central Highlands severely affected by the bushfires that ravaged large parts of Tasmania in January.

High Court of Australia welcomes new Justice Patrick Keane AC

05 March 2013

The High Court of Australia officially welcomed new Justice Patrick Keane to the bench today at a swearing-in ceremony in Canberra.

Report says families settling legal disputes faster with Early Intervention Service

05 March 2013

The Family Law Early Intervention Service, which provides a legal aid duty lawyer at court registries in New South Wales, is helping more people settle family matters earlier, often outside of court, according to a report officially launched today by Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC.

New President for National Native Title Tribunal

04 March 2013

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today announced the appointment of Ms Raelene Webb QC as President of the National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT).

Australia signs on to international cybercrime treaty

04 March 2013

Australia has now formally joined 38 other nations as a party to the world's first international treaty on crimes committed via the Internet.

Additional disaster assistance for NSW communities

04 March 2013

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC MP and NSW Minister for Emergency Services Michael Gallacher today extended disaster assistance to six additional local government areas affected by last weekends severe storms and flooding in NSW.

More Victorian communities receive assistance after fires

02 March 2013

Disaster assistance will be provided to Victorian communities hit by bushfires in February 2013 under the jointly funded Commonwealth and Victorian Government Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).