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Our purposes

Purpose 1: Achieving a just and secure society through the maintenance and improvement of Australia’s law, justice, security and integrity frameworks.

Purpose 2: Facilitating jobs growth through policies and programs that promote fair, productive and safe workplaces.

In achieving our purposes, we undertake activities across six strategic priority areas.


Support the Attorney‑General as First Law Officer, including by providing high quality legal services to the Commonwealth.


Assist the Minister for Industrial Relations to foster safe, fair and productive workplaces.


Promote public-sector integrity and strong oversight of Commonwealth intelligence and law enforcement agencies.


Support a safe and secure Australia by delivering effective national security and criminal justice legislation.


Maintain an efficient and effective civil and criminal Commonwealth justice system, and work with international partners to strengthen cooperation and advance law and justice issues.


Enable a free society with balanced rights, freedoms and responsibilities.