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Attorney-General of the Commonwealth of Australia

Category: People
Place:
State/Country:Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Subject Matter:Law - Policy and Justice
URL: https://www.ag.gov.au/
Summary Information:

The Commonwealth Attorney-General is the first Law Officer of Australia and the Minister responsible for legal affairs. The Attorney-General is the primary legal advisor to the Cabinet of Australia which is the executive branch of the Australian Government.

The Commonwealth Attorney-General may intervene in legal matters on behalf of the Commonwealth. The Attorney-General will generally intervene in legal matters considered to be of notable public importance. Often, the outcome of the decision will significantly impact members of the community.

The Commonwealth Attorney-General's department is located in the Australian Capital Territory. It is responsible for supporting the Attorney-General by improving legal frameworks and policies in Australia.


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