Following the 2022 Federal Election outcome an interim Ministry has now been sworn in and the caretaker period has ceased. Further updates to this website will be made in due course.


Attorney-General's Department

The Attorney-General's Department delivers programs and policies to maintain and improve Australia's law and justice framework, and to facilitate jobs growth through policies that promote fair, productive, flexible and safe workplaces. Through the Australian Government Solicitor, we also provide legal services to the Commonwealth (including legal advice and representation). Our department is the central policy and coordinating element of the Attorney-General's portfolio. Our department is structured into five groups: • Australian Government Solicitor • Legal Services and Families • Integrity and International • Industrial Relations • Enabling Services.
Appropriations 949752000
Departmental expenses 383133000
Average staffing level 1781


Enquiry Lines

Title Phone Number Hours of Operation Description
National Security Hotline 1800 123 400 24 hrs/day - 7 days/week Report activities relevant to national security.

Current single executive appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Solicitor-General Dr. Stephen Donaghue QC 16 January 2022 15 January 2027
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