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Draft report

08 Nov 2017

The Australian Government is pleased to present Australia’s joint fifth and sixth report under the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), second report on the Optional Protocol to the convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography (...

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Discussion paper

16 Aug 2017

This consultation paper outlines the Australian government’s proposed model for a Modern Slavery in Supply Chains Reporting Requirement. The proposed reporting requirement will require large corporations and other entities operating in Australia to publish annual statements outlining their...

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Research report

16 Nov 2016

Identity crime provides a foundation for many other forms of serious crime. Fraudulent identities may be used for money laundering, tax evasion, dealing in stolen motor vehicles, or to protect the true identities of organised crime members.

In addition to facilitating the commission of...

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Research report

20 Oct 2016

This is the final report to the Attorney-General on the issue of families with complex needs and the family law and child protection systems.

It concentrates on opportunities to enhance collaboration and information sharing within the family law system as well as other support services...

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Research report

28 Dec 2015

Royal Commissioner John Dyson Heydon AC QC delivered his Final Report to the Governor General on 28 December 2015.

The Final Report has been tabled in Parliament.

The report concludes the Commission's national inquiry into trade union governance and corruption which began on 13...

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26 Mar 2015

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Implements recommendations of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security’s (PJCIS) Report of the Inquiry into Potential Reforms of Australia’s National Security Legislation by amending the: Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979...

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Discussion paper

12 Jan 2015

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the Ministry for the Arts are undertaking a review of the Temporary Work (Entertainment) visa (Subclass 420). The review is in support of the Australian Government's commitment to reducing the burden and cost of unnecessary or inefficient...

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Research report

10 Oct 2014

INTRODUCTION

Australia’s public collecting institutions enrich public life by displaying, interpreting, making accessible and preserving the world’s shared cultural, scientific and historic heritage.

Acquisitions to collections and loans to institutions play a...

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Research report

14 Aug 2014

Considers whether the outcome of a family law matter is affected by the way in which a child's family was formed and who is considered to be a 'parent' under the Act.

This report provides a response to the request from the former Attorney-General, Nicola Roxon, for the Family Law Council...

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Discussion paper

30 Jul 2014

There are a number of factors that contribute to online copyright infringement in Australia. These factors include the availability and affordability of lawful content, the ease with which consumers can access unlawful material and consumer awareness of legitimate services. Accordingly, any...

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Discussion paper

16 Aug 2017

This consultation paper outlines the Australian government’s proposed model for a Modern Slavery in Supply Chains Reporting Requirement. The proposed reporting requirement will require large corporations and other entities operating in Australia to publish annual statements outlining their...

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Research report

16 Nov 2016

Identity crime provides a foundation for many other forms of serious crime. Fraudulent identities may be used for money laundering, tax evasion, dealing in stolen motor vehicles, or to protect the true identities of organised crime members.

In addition to facilitating the commission of...

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Bill

26 Mar 2015

Summary

Implements recommendations of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security’s (PJCIS) Report of the Inquiry into Potential Reforms of Australia’s National Security Legislation by amending the: Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979...

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Discussion paper

12 Jan 2015

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the Ministry for the Arts are undertaking a review of the Temporary Work (Entertainment) visa (Subclass 420). The review is in support of the Australian Government's commitment to reducing the burden and cost of unnecessary or inefficient...

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Research report

01 Jan 2015

Executive summary

The Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 Act Annual Report 2013–14 sets out how eligible Commonwealth, State and Territory government agencies have used the powers available under the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979...

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Guide

13 Aug 2013

This paper provides a single consolidated picture of the capabilities that enable Australia to achieve national security outcomes in a range of environments, including domestically, at the border, offshore and in cyberspace.

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The period since 2001 has...

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Guide

15 Jul 2012

This guide contains basic information about some of the alternative dispute resolution options available, giving practical tips on using alternative dispute resolution and helping people to identify the advantages of the different processes available. For some people, reading this guide may be...

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Research report

29 Apr 2010

Remittance dealers facilitate the transfer of funds within and between countries, often outside the formal financial and banking system.This discussion paper looks at options for future regulation.

People use remittance services because they see them as cheaper, faster and more reliable...

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Research report

08 Jul 2008

This report is the result of a review by the Attorney-General's Department into 'format shifting' and two new copyright exceptions to permit photographs and cinematograph films to be reproduced in a different format for private use, subject to certain conditions.In January 2008, the Attorney-...

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Briefing paper

14 May 2006

Changes to Australian copyright law will make it legal for people to tape TV or radio programs to be played at another time; legalise 'format shifting' of music, newspapers, books, etc; allow schools, universities, libraries and other cultural institutions to use copyright material for non-...

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