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Attorney-General's Department (Cth)

Category: Organisation
Binomial Name: Australian Commonwealth Government
Location:Canberra, ACT, Australia
URL: http://www.ag.gov.au/
Summary Information:
The Attorney-General's Department provides legal advice and services for the Commonwealth government and has portfolio responsibility for the administration of justice.
Detailed Information:
The Attorney-General's Department provides support to the Government in the areas of 'maintenance and improvement of Australia's law and justice and national security and emergency management systems.'

'The functions of the Commonwealth Attorney-General are shared between two ministers, the Attorney-General and the Minister for Justice and Customs.'

The Department coordinates both ministers' portfolios, which comprises:

  • Administrative Law and Civil Procedure;
  • Constitutional Policy;
  • Copyright Law;
  • Corporate Services;
  • Criminal Justice;
  • Dispute Resolution;
  • e-commerce;
  • Family Law;
  • Fraud Control;
  • Freedom of Information;
  • Human Rights;
  • International Law;
  • Legal Aid;
  • Legal Services;
  • Legislative Drafting;
  • Marriage Celebrants;
  • National Security;
  • Native Title;
  • Privacy;
  • Protective Security Training;
  • Security Coordination; and
  • Statutory Declarations.

    (Australian Government Attorney-General's Department Website, 19 October 2006)

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  • References

    Resource
    Commonwealth of Australia (October 2007) Attorney-General's Department

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