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Law, Crime and Community Safety Council meeting



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JOINT PRESS RELEASE

SENATOR THE HON GEORGE BRANDIS QC ATTORNEY-GENERAL

THE HON MICHAEL KEENAN MP MINISTER FOR JUSTICE

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LAW, CRIME AND COMMUNITY SAFETY COUNCIL MEETING

Tomorrow, Attorneys-General, Justice and Police Ministers along with Emergency Management Ministers from throughout Australia will attend the third meeting of the Law, Crime and Community Safety Council in Canberra.

The Council of Australian Governments has charged the Council with developing and promoting best practice in law enforcement, crime reduction, law reform and emergency management in a national and trans-Tasman context. This is a significant mandate that affects the lives of all Australians and New Zealanders.

At tomorrow’s meeting, the Council will consider major priorities for the Council of Australian Governments, including targeting domestic violence, addressing the prevalence of methamphetamine use, such as ice and strengthening our national security.

We will also focus on key national issues including:

 legal assistance reforms  responses to organised crime and to the Panel on Unexplained Wealth  options to boost collaboration between CrimTrac and the Australian Crime Commission, and

 implementation of the National Strategy for Disaster Resilience.

The Law, Crime and Community Safety Council has made significant progress since its first meeting in July last year. By working collaboratively, the Council is delivering important law reform that will benefit the Australian and New Zealand people.

21 May 2015

Contact:

Scott Bolitho (Office of the Attorney-General) 0477 722 189

Emily Broadbent (Office of the Minister for Justice) 0400 390 008