The Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP − Biography
The Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP was appointed Attorney-General of the Commonwealth of Australia on 1 June 2022.
Mark is a passionate defender of the rule of law, freedom of the press and the need for a powerful and independent national anti-corruption commission.
Mark is a strong advocate for social justice and believes in creating a sustainable economy and environment for future generations.
Mark was first elected to the House of Representatives as the Member for Isaacs in November 2007.
In 2010 Mark was appointed as Cabinet Secretary and Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency and in February 2013, Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Management.
Prior to entering Parliament Mark was a Melbourne barrister and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1999. He appeared for and advised Federal, State and local governments and appeared in a number of landmark cases in the High Court, including the Stolen Generations litigation.