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Minister for Justice


The Minister for Justice is responsible for the following matters within the Attorney-General’s portfolio:

  • Classification
  • Criminal law and law enforcement including:
    • crime prevention
    • criminal offences
    • criminal procedure and enforcement powers
    • cybercrime
    • fraud and anti-corruption policy
    • federal prisoners
    • illicit drugs
    • international crime cooperation treaties, policy, capacity building, a (extradition, mutual assistance and international transfer of prisoners, excluding national security casework)
    • organised crime
    • people trafficking
    • proceeds of crime and anti-money laundering
  • Commonwealth emergency management
  • Defence Abuse Response Taskforce
  • Natural disaster relief, recovery and mitigation policy and financial assistance, including payments to the states and territories and the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment.
  • Protective security policy

The Minister for Justice is responsible for the following agencies within the Attorney-General’s portfolio:

  • Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity
  • Australian Crime Commission
  • Australian Federal Police
  • Australian Institute of Criminology
  • Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC)
  • CrimTrac Agency


  • Law, Crime and Community Safety Council (LCCSC).

The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Counter-Terrorism is responsible for matters relating to counter terrorism.