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Government passes legislation to prevent and address sexual harassment in Australian workplaces

The Morrison Government has taken important action to strengthen and simplify national laws to better protect Australians against sexual harassment in the workplace.

Commencement of new Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

Today marks the commencement of the Federal Circuit and Family Court, which combines the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court to provide a single entry point into the family law system.

Government Response to the Tune Review

The Morrison Government has released its response to the Functional and Efficiency Review of the National Archives of Australia (Review), commissioned to strengthen the position of the agency as the custodian of Australia's historic records.

Launch of a new National Contravention List

Assistant Attorney-General Senator Amanda Stoker has welcomed the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia’s establishment of a new list to address long-standing issues of non-compliance with court orders made in family law proceedings.

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.