Tomorrow I will chair the first in-person Meeting of Attorneys-General in over two and a half years.
Revitalising cooperation between states and territories on matters of law and justice is one of my priorities as Commonwealth Attorney-General.
Tomorrow’s meeting will be attended by representatives from all states and territories. I’m delighted that the New Zealand Minister for Justice, the Hon Kiri Allan MP, will also be joining us.
As Attorney-General, I have a comprehensive agenda designed to improve standards of integrity, access to justice and transparency in our nation.
I’m looking forward to meeting in person with my state and territory colleagues and Ms Allan to achieve real progress on issues of collective importance.
This Meeting has a comprehensive agenda, including important matters such as national approaches to coercive control, and strengthening criminal justice responses to sexual assault.
Our many shared issues will require close collaboration and I intend that we will meet more regularly to drive coordinated, national responses to issues concerning justice, legal systems, integrity and the safety of women and children.
A joint communique will be available on the Attorney-General’s Department website following the meeting.