Attorney-General's Department

Part of the Attorney-General portfolio and a Federal authority, also called AGD

The Attorney-General's Department was one of the original departments established at Federation in 1901. It serves the Attorney-General's and the Minister for Home Affairs and provides policy advice and services to the Commonwealth in the following main areas: administrative, constitutional, civil, family and international law, international crime cooperation, Indigenous legal justice, law reform, bankruptcy estate administration and regulation, Commonwealth courts and tribunals, legal aid, native title, national and international human rights issues, censorship, criminal law and law enforcement, national security, emergency management, some aspects of customs and border control.

213 requests
Ministerial Submissions
Response by Attorney-General's Department to CB on .

Awaiting classification.

OFFICIAL Dear CB Thank you for your enquiry. We are continuing to work on your request and apologise for the length of time taken to process it. As pr...
Stradford (a pseudonym) v Judge Vasta [2023] FCA 1020
Clarification sent to Attorney-General's Department by Waldek on .

Long overdue.

I would like for my FOI request to the Attorney-General (which is distinct from my request to the Attorney-General’s Department) to travel together...
Uluru Statement from the Heart
Response by Attorney-General's Department to Thomas on .

Awaiting classification.

Thank you for contacting the Freedom of Information (FOI) team at the Attorney-General’s Department (the department). We get a high volume of emails...
Federal agency jurisdiction
Response by Attorney-General's Department to Josephine on .

Awaiting classification.

OFFICIAL Dear Josephine Thank you for your email, which was received by the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department (the department) Freedom of Inf...
Relevant Legislation and policy
Response by Attorney-General's Department to Bob on .

Awaiting classification.

OFFICIAL   Dear Bob   Freedom of Information Request FOI24/213   Please find attached your decision letter, including your review rights....
FOI - Interagency protocols
Response by Attorney-General's Department to James Smith on .

Awaiting classification.

OFFICIAL Dear James I write to follow up on my below email of 3 May 2024. I note that we have yet to receive response from you. Would you kindly be ab...
Settlor, grantor, trustees of the cestui que trusts
Clarification sent to Attorney-General's Department by Jillian on .

Awaiting response.

Thank you for acknowledging "if the legislation you describe exists". Extensive searches indicate it does not exist, therefore the cestui que trust "...
Consent of the governed
Response by Attorney-General's Department to Matt Beckinsale on .

Awaiting classification.

Dear Mr Beckinsale I refer to your FOI request, FOI24/161. The purpose of this email is to advise you that the department is treating your request as...
Public interest disclosures
Response by Attorney-General's Department to Brutus on .

Awaiting classification.

OFFICIAL   Dear Applicant   Freedom of Information Request FOI24/469-IC   I refer to your request to the Attorney-General's Department (the...
Your email has been received by the Freedom of Information and Privacy Section of the Attorney-General's Department. Please note that we will only ac...
Letter patent
Response by Attorney-General's Department to Chris Fletcher on .

Awaiting classification.

OFFICIAL   Dear Christian Fletcher,   Freedom of Information Request FOI23/301   I am writing in regards to your Freedom of Information req...
Freedom of Information Logs - FOI Request
Response by Attorney-General's Department to Watson Norwood on .

Awaiting classification.

OFFICIAL   Dear Watson Norwood Freedom of Information Request FOI23/247 - finalised s 24AB(7) - Attorney-General's Department I refer to your...
OFFICIAL   Dear Gareth Smith   Freedom of Information Request FOI23/223   Please find attached your decision letter, including your review...
Dear Shaun   Thank you for your email, which was received by the Attorney-General's Department (the department) on 28 October 2022. In your email...
Request of NGA Lindy LEE Ouroboros for $14 M Budget
Response by Attorney-General's Department to Mathieu Briand on .

Awaiting classification.

OFFICIAL Dear Mathieu Thank you for applying to the Attorney-General's Department (the department) for access to documents under the Freedom of Inform...
Can authorities bash the public?
Response by Attorney-General's Department to Jone brone on .

Long overdue.

Dear J Pemberton   Thank you for your email to the Attorney-General’s Department Freedom of Information (FOI) section.   Your correspondence rel...
2016-17 Most Expensive Trip
Response by Attorney-General's Department to Jackson Gothe-Snape on .

Long overdue.

UNCLASSIFIED Dear Mr Gothe-Snape Freedom of Information Request FOI17/137   On 8 August 2017 you requested access to documents, specifically th...
Contempt of court - Hunt, Tudge, Sukkar
Follow up sent to Attorney-General's Department by Voting Public on .

Long overdue.

Still awaiting a response to my FOI request. Yours faithfully, Voting Public
Letter to the Solicitor-General
Request sent to Attorney-General's Department by Phillip Sweeney on .

Long overdue.

The document I seek is a copy of a letter sent to the Commonwealth Solicitor-General sated 27 September 2016 titled: "Re: Evidence for a Royal Commi...
Metadata retention scheme exemption
Request to Attorney-General's Department by Rodney Malone. Annotated by Locutus Sum on .

Waiting clarification.

Note to the applicant: It might be helpful to consider whether you can introduce any criteria that would reduce the number of discovered documents. Pos...
I have emailed [email address] directly with a revised request with a narrower scope of only detailed information regarding incoming and outgoing Ha...
On Feb 28 2017, you referred an FOI request from me to the Attorney-General's Office. Since then, I have not received any response pursuant to my...
UNCLASSIFIED FOI17/066; 17/4330     7 April 2017 Mr James Smith By email: [FOI #3339 email]   Dear Mr Smith   Freedom of Information Re...
Informal request for information
Request to Attorney-General's Department by Wayne Morgan. Annotated by Locutus Sum on .

Long overdue.

Thank you Mr Wayne Morgan for the extra information to rest my curiosity.
Repeal of the Australian Courts Act (1828)
Request to Attorney-General's Department by Wayne Morgan. Annotated by Locutus Sum on .

Long overdue.

For general informatoin see the Wikipedia page on the law of Australia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_Australia ). The Australian Courts Act 9...

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