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Portfolio − The Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP

The Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP

The Attorney-General's portfolio comprises the Attorney-General's Department and a number of statutory and non-statutory bodies.

Areas of responsibility – Attorney-General

  • Administration of criminal justice, including:
    • criminal law policy and principles of criminal responsibility
    • matters relating to prosecution
    • sentencing and management of federal offenders
    • international crime cooperation, including extradition and mutual assistance in criminal matters
  • Administrative support for Royal Commissions and certain other inquiries
  • Copyright
  • Fraud and anti-corruption policy
  • Freedom of information
  • Law and justice, including:
    • administrative law
    • alternative dispute resolution
    • bankruptcy
    • constitutional law
    • courts and tribunals
    • human rights
    • international law
    • law reform
    • legal assistance
    • legislative drafting
    • marriage and family law
    • personal property securities
  • Law enforcement policy and operations
  • Legal services to the Commonwealth
  • National child protection policy and strategy
  • Native title
  • Privacy
  • Protective security policy
  • Protective services at Commonwealth establishments and diplomatic and consular premises in Australia
  • Whole of government integrity policy and activities