The Hon. Mark Speakman MP
See all media releases from the Attorney General and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
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More support for people with cognitive impairment
Last published on 10 Sep 2018 in Media releases / Archive
The NSW Government is investing $10 million over two years in a new statewide service to help people with cognitive impairment navigate the criminal justice system.
New laws to protect domestic violence victims
Last published on 04 Sep 2018 in Media releases / Archive
Domestic violence victims will have greater protection in NSW with the introduction of tougher strangulation laws and longer Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVOs).
Sexual consent laws to be reviewed
Last published on 08 May 2018 in Media releases / Archive
A review of the sexual consent provisions in the Crimes Act will determine if the law needs to be amended to protect victims better, Attorney General Mark Speakman and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic [...]
NSW leads nation in domestic violence decline
Last published on 20 Jun 2018 in Media releases / Archive
The NSW Government has welcomed today’s latest release of data from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, which shows a significant decline in domestic violence.
Spotlight on seniors’ rights this law week
Last published on 10 May 2018 in Media releases / Archive
Older people across NSW will be empowered to recognise and speak up about elder abuse as a series of informative workshops begin tomorrow to mark the upcoming 2018 Law Week.
Laws to protect pregnant job seekers pass Parliament
Last published on 08 Mar 2018 in Media releases
The NSW Parliament has repealed a law that allowed employers to fire or refuse to hire women who knew they were pregnant when applying for a job today.
NSW working with Commonwealth on national elder abuse plan
Last published on 20 Feb 2018 in Media releases / Archive
Attorney General Mark Speakman and Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies have today reaffirmed the NSW Government’s commitment to working with the Commonwealth to tackle elder abuse.
Response to final royal commission report
Last published on 15 Dec 2017 in Media releases / Archive
The NSW Government has established a taskforce to respond to the final report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, which was submitted today to the Governor-General and tabled in the [...]
NSW to protect pregnant job seekers from discrimination
Last published on 10 Dec 2017 in Media releases / Archive
NSW will abolish a law that allows employers to fire or refuse to hire women who knew they were pregnant when applying for a job.
'World first' project to reduce impact of domestic violence in Aboriginal communities
Last published on 16 Aug 2017 in Media releases / Archive
The NSW Government is greatly expanding the pilot of an innovative service to help Aboriginal defendants comply with an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO).