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Opinion - Funding boost for National Archives is just the first step

The National Archives of Australia is at a crossroads. Since its founding in 1961, the Archives has fulfilled the important role of storing, preserving, and protecting government records that are vital to our nation's history.

$67.7 Million to boost National Archives

Attorney-General Senator Michaelia Cash has today announced funding of $67.7 million to the National Archives of Australia to provide a funding boost for its critical functions as the custodian of Australia’s history through the preservation of Commonwealth records.

Review of Coal Mining Industry Long Service Leave Framework

The Australian Government will launch an independent review of the Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) Corporation (Coal LSL) to safeguard the long service leave entitlements of employees in the black coal mining industry.

Strengthening protections for domestic violence victims

The Morrison Government is strengthening the ability of the family law system to protect victims of domestic violence.

Government response to ALRC review of the family law system

The Morrison Government has today released its response to the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) review of the family law system.

Appointment to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia

Mr Christopher Bowrey has been appointed as a judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. Mr Bowrey has been appointed to the Townsville Registry and will commence on 22 March 2021.

Improving confidentiality protections for Disability Royal Commission

The Morrison Government has today introduced legislation that will improve confidentiality protections for individuals appearing before the Disability Royal Commission.

Government releases review into the National Archives

The Morrison government has released the Functional and Efficiency Review of the National Archives of Australia conducted by David Tune AO PSM.

Government passes practical reforms to improve the Native Title system

The Morrison Government has today secured passage of legislation to make practical improvements to the native title system for all parties.

Feedback sought on personal insolvency discussion paper

The Morrison Government is calling for feedback on a new discussion paper outlining possible changes to the personal insolvency system.