Key web pages and entry points for the Attorney-General's Department
An Act relating to the Review on Questions of Law of certain Administrative Decisions.
The Archives Act 1983 empowers the National Archives of Australia to preserve the archival resources of the Commonwealth - those records designated 'national archives'. Under the Act it is illegal to destroy Commonwealth records without the permission of the Archives unless destruction is specified in another piece of legislation. The Act also establishes the right of public access to Commonwealth records that are more than 30 years old.
Index page to the Attorney-General's annual reports. Reports are available in PDF format.
Links to download versions of the Attorney General's Department budget information and Portfolio Budget Statements 2013-14 in Word and PDF formats.
An Act to provide for the appointment of an Auditor-General, to set out the functions of the Auditor-General, and for related purposes.
Index Page to Australian government law sites, including courts and tribunals, legislation, case law and commonwealth, state and territory Attorneys-General departments
The regulation of marriage celebrants in Australia is administered by the Attorney-General's Department. Includes information on the Marriage Celebrants Program, ongoing professional development, and legislation.
iPhone and iPod touch - An educational game, for middle year students, designed to get one thinking about storm preparation and disaster resilience.
The ComLaw site provides a search facility for legal information. ComLaw contains Commonwealth Acts, as well as other documents such as Bills and Legislative Instruments (Regulations), in electronic form. ComLaw does not provide access to State Legislation or Commonwealth and State Case Law Databases. A Quick Reference Guide is available to guide you through the form and functions of the site under the Help tab.
An Act to provide reporting, accountability and other rules for Commonwealth authorities and Commonwealth companies, and for related purposes.
Provides Links to downloads of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act in various formats.
Provides a search facility for legal information. ComLaw contains Commonwealth Acts, as well as other documents such as Bills and Legislative Instruments (Regulations), in electronic form. A Quick Reference Guide is available to guide you through the form and functions of the site under the Help tab.
Links to the Emergency Management Australia (EMA) site which sponsors a range of programs and activities that engage communities in building resilience to the effects of emergencies and disasters.
An Act relating to copyright and the protection of certain performances, and for other purposes.
The Crimes Act 1914 is an Act relating to offences against the Commonwealth.
The de facto property regime brings property and spousal maintenance matters for separating de facto couples within the federal family law regime under the Family Law Act 1975. This means that separating de facto couples in most states and territories can access the Family Law Courts for property and spousal maintenance matters.
The export of goods and technologies designed or adapted for use by armed forces, or that can be used in the production of defence related goods and services is subject to control under the Customs (Prohibited Export) Regulations, Regulation 13E. All items subject to control are listed in the Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL)
An Act relating to discrimination on the ground of disability.
iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android - Provides information about disaster related events and disaster resilience in Australia.
The Australian Government is committed to provide a light-handed regulatory framework to support the use of electronic communications in business and personal transactions.
The Electronic Transactions Act 1999 is an Act to facilitate electronic transactions, and for other purposes. The Act encourages online business by ensuring that electronic evidence of transactions is not invalidated because of its format.
An Act to require certain Commonwealth authorities to promote equal opportunity in employment for women and persons in designated groups and for related purposes.
Number: No. 20, 1987
Brief Description: An Act to require certain Commonwealth authorities to promote equal opportunity in employment for women and persons in designated groups and for related purposes
An Act to require certain employers to promote equal opportunity for women in employment, to establish the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency and the office of the Director of Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace, and for related purposes.
An Act about the law of evidence, and for related purposes.
An Act relating to the prevention and settlement of certain industrial disputes, and for other purposes.
The Australian Attorney-General’s Department provides policy advice on the family law system to the Australian Government. This site provides general information about the family law system including the following: children; marriage; family violence; dispute resolution, superannuation splitting laws and international family law.
The Family Law Council advises and makes recommendations to the Attorney-General about: the workings of the Family Law Act and other legislation relating to family law; the working of legal aid in relation to family law; and any other matters relating to family law.
An Act to provide for the proper use and management of public money, public property and other Commonwealth resources, and for related purposes. The Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 (FMA Act) states that an APS employee who misapplies, improperly disposes of, or improperly uses Commonwealth records may be in breach of the Act.
A page for children, with information and advice about family relationship issues. Includes links to help and ideas for keeping yourself safe, questions and answers about separation, and foster families.
The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act provides for public access to documents, which are less than 30 years old, kept by Australian Government departments.
The Attorney-General's Department provides information related to getting married in Australia.
Attorney-General's Department's index page providing general information on copyright in Australia. Also provides information on key legislation and other related websites.
The Australian Attorney-General's Department has primary responsibility for managing intercountry adoption arrangements with other countries. This responsibility is shared with the State and Territory Central Authorities. This page has information on intercountry adoption and links to further information for parents, faqs, legislation and a list of further useful links.
Provides information on legal assistance programs funded by the Department.
Provides information about Australia's legal system. Includes information about: The Courts; Legal aid: Alternative dispute resolution; Indigenous law and justice; Contract law and International legal assistance.
The ComLaw page has links to the most requested items of legislation.
Members of the public or organisations who want to use Australian Government copyright material need permission from the agency that published it. Each agency is now responsible for managing copyright for material it produces. Commonwealth Copyright Administration (CCA) within the Attorney-General’s Department has been disbanded.
An Act to make Provision for Long Service Leave in respect of Employees of the Commonwealth and certain other Persons, and for other purposes.
The Attorney-General's Department provides information related to marriage in Australia. Includes links to information on: Getting married in Australia; Getting married overseas; For marriage celebrants; Becoming a marriage celebrant and Recognised religious denominations.
An Act to make provision for Maternity Leave in respect of Employees of the Commonwealth and certain other Persons, and for other purposes.
The Attorney-General's Department is responsible for the formulation and provision of legal and legal policy advice to the Federal Government on native title.
The Australian Government provides funding through the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements ( NDRRA) to States and Territories to help pay for natural disaster relief and recovery costs.
Section 42 of the Marriage Act 1961 requires that a marriage shall not be solemnizes unless a notice in writing of the intended marriage, in the prescribed form, is given to the authorized celebrant solemnizing the marriage.
An Act to provide for the appointment of a Commonwealth Ombudsman, a Defence Force Ombudsman and a Postal Industry Ombudsman and an Overseas Students Ombudsman, and to define their respective functions and powers.
An Act to make provision to protect the privacy of individuals, and for related purposes.
This publication brings together information and advice from a range of Australian Government departments and agencies, in one handy booklet, to help all Australians stay safe and secure when using the internet - whether dealing with scams, spam, banking or bullying.
An Act to provide for the establishment and management of the Australian Public Service, and for other purposes.
The purpose of the Regulations is to make necessary or appropriate provisions in relation to a range of matters for the purpose of giving effect to the provisions of the Act.
An Act relating to discrimination on the ground of sex, marital status or pregnancy or involving sexual harassment.
A statutory declaration is a written statement declared to be true in the presence of an authorised witness. A person wishing to make a statutory declaration in connection with a law of the Commonwealth or the Australian Capital Territory may use the form available from this page.