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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 for Counter-Terrorism is responsible for matters relating to counter terrorism.