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Choosing an enduring power of attorney

December 11, 2017
Legal paperwork might not be the most exciting topic, but as we age it’s more important than ever to think about who you want to act legally on your behalf in matters of financial, personal and hea Read more

Greater relief for distressed families navigating the family law

December 6, 2017
Today, I have introduced two Bills to ease the pressure on separating families, better protect vulnerable women and children and ensure family law matters can be dealt with swiftly and affordably, Read more

Interview with Craig Zonca - ABC Radio Brisbane and George Brandis MP

December 6, 2017
CRAIG ZONCA: The Attorney-General, Senator George Brandis, is leading the charge to reform the system that some have described as defective. Read more

Council of Attorneys-General meeting

December 1, 2017
Today, Attorneys-General across Australia will attend the first meeting of the Council of Attorneys-General in Sydney. Read more

Appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

November 30, 2017
Today I announce a number of appointments and re-appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, each for a period of seven years. Read more

Appointment of President of the Australian Law Reform Commission

November 30, 2017
Today I announce the appointment of Professor Sarah Derrington as the new President of the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC), for a five-year term. Read more

Improving the native title system for all Australians

November 29, 2017
The Turnbull Government is today releasing an options paper considering how the native title system could be improved to better support all stakeholders involved with native title.  Read more
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National recognition of domestic violence orders makes victims safer

November 29, 2017
Queenslanders will now be better protected and kept safer by domestic violence orders issued in Queensland. Read more

Law strengthens privacy protections of client records

November 27, 2017
From 1st December, 2017 there will be major changes to the law to strengthened privacy protections of client records for victims of sexual assault who report to Police.  There is now a f Read more

What’s missing?

November 21, 2017
In the flood of interviews and information from political parties in the Queensland election campaign, Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) sees some notable omissions. Read more