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  • Social Media (Anti-Trolling) Bill

    The Australian Government is committed to keeping Australians safe from online harm, including the harmful impacts of defamatory online comments posted anonymously. On 8 September 2021, the High Court handed down its decision in Fairfax Media Publications v Voller [2021] HCA 27... More
    Closed 21 January 2022
  • Privacy Act Review – Discussion paper

    As part of our review of the Privacy Act 1988, this discussion paper considers feedback on the Issues Paper and seeks further feedback on potential changes to the Act. The Discussion Paper covers a broad range of topics, including: the scope and application of the Act the... More
    Closed 10 January 2022
  • Improving the competency and accountability of family report writers

    Family report writers play an essential role in family law parenting matters before the family law courts. Family report writers are from the professions of social work, psychology or psychiatry. They prepare reports that provide information and recommendations about parenting arrangements... More
    Closed 17 December 2021
  • Online Privacy Bill Exposure Draft

    The Privacy Legislation Amendment (Enhancing Online Privacy and Other Measures) Bill 2021 (the Online Privacy Bill) will give effect to the Australian Government's commitment to strengthen the Privacy Act 1988. It enables the introduction of a binding online privacy code for social media and... More
    Closed 6 December 2021
  • 2021-22 Review of the Legislation Act 2003

    As part of the review of the Legislation Act 2003, this discussion paper is designed to assist stakeholders to provide feedback and submissions to the review by providing background information and posing questions. The Review Committee invite you to make a submission in response to any or... More
    Closed 18 November 2021
  • Children’s Contact Services – Methodology to select locations for additional services

    We currently fund 64 Children's Contact Services (CCS) across Australia for families who are unable to safely manage arrangements for the contact and changeover of their children. In the May 2021 Budget, the Australian Government announced that it would increase funding for CCS, including funding... More
    Closed 16 November 2021
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