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.