The Directorate is responsible for reviewing and developing policy and legislation across the justice and community safety portfolio.
Our law enforcement regime maintains the public safety and social order of the community.
A variety of organisations and programs come together to identify and respond to crime, safety and justice priorities.
Information about the ways we promote, support and protect rights.
All about the Human Rights Act, how it works and the review process.
FOI gives members of the community a legally enforceable right to access documents held by government.
Access to a range of emergency response information.
Our emergency response framework.
Members of our community who respond in emergencies.
Safety considerations and information for personal and family wellbeing.
How we keep our community safe.
Information about the Infrastructure Safety and Security Grants Program.
Business obligations for safe workplaces.
Keeping ACT Government assets and information secure.
A national approach to security preparedness and planning.
How we keep safe on ACT roads.
The Directorate is responsible for legislation dealing with commercial regulation in the ACT.
In the ACT there are rights and responsibilities that regulate how business owners, their staff and their customers interact.
The Office of Regulatory Services undertakes activities to ensure compliance to regulations.
The Directorate educates the ACT community and industry on regulatory functions and obligations.
The Directorate is responsible to the Attorney-General, the Minister for Police and Emergency Services and the Minister for Corrections.
The Directorate plays a vital role in providing information and advice to the Minister and supporting ACT representation in national fora.
The Directorate's responsibility for government activities of justice administration, rights protection, business regulation and emergency services.
ACT Corrective Services delivers adult correctional and detention services.
ACT Courts and Tribunal deliver justice through sentencing in criminal cases and rulings in civil cases.
The ACT Emergency Services Agency is responsible for emergency management planning and response.
The ACT Government Solicitor provides legal advice and services to the ACT Government and its agencies.
The Legislation and Policy Branch provides policy advice and research services to develop ACT policies and legislation.
The Office of Regulatory Services undertakes registration and business regulation functions.
The Parliamentary Counsel’s Office provides legislative drafting and publishing services for ACT legislation.
Policing services in the ACT are purchased from the Australian Federal Police.
The Security and Emergency Management Branch is responsible for protection and emergency planning for all hazards, including counter-terrorism.
A number of independent statutory agencies are administered under the portfolio umbrella of justice and community safety.
Victim Support ACT provides specialised assistance to help victims of crime participate in the justice process.
The Director of Public Prosecutions provides independent and effective criminal prosecution services.
Elections ACT is responsible for conducting elections and referendums for the ACT.
The victims of Crime Commissioner advocates for victims of crime and is responsible for delivering services to victims of crime
The ACT Human Rights Commission promotes the human rights and welfare of people living in the ACT.
The Public Advocate protects the interests, rights and dignity of vulnerable people and those with a disability.
The Public Trustee provides independent, professional trustee and asset management services.
The Work Safety Commissioner promotes and educates stakeholders on matters relating to workplace safety in the ACT.
Media information relating to the justice and community safety portfolio.
This section details the ways to contact the Department as well as agency locations.
This section provides access to our searchable database of publications.
The Information Privacy Act 2014 (the Act) came into effect on 1 September 2014 establishing a range of requirements for ACT public sector agencies in the handling of personal information. It covers the specific legal obligations of the Directorate when collecting and handling your personal information are outlined in the Information Privacy Act 2014 and in particular, in the Territory Privacy Principles found in the Act. This statement is made in accordance with Territory Privacy Principle 1.3 of the Information Privacy Act. In particular, the Act introduces 13 Territory Privacy Principles (TPP’s) which provide for the collection, storage, use and disclosure of personal information.
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The ACT Attorney General, Simon Corbell MLA has requested the ACT Law Reform Advisory Council
Review of Liquor Act ReformsThe ACT Government committed to review the effectiveness of
The Justice and Community Safety Directorate is currently conducting a review into the operation of
The Justice and Community Safety Directorate is conducting a review of the Residential Tenancies
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On 12 August 2014, Minister for Corrective Services Shane Rattenbury MLA tabled in the ACT Legislative Assembly the Government Response to the Human Rights Audit on the Conditions of Detention of Women at the Alexander
The Attorney-General, Mr Simon Corbell MLA, seeks expressions of interest for appointment of part time (sessional) members of the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Tribunal members are appointed to hear and determine matters within the
The Justice and Community Safety Directorate is conducting a review of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 and is inviting submissions
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The ACT Attorney General, Simon Corbell MLA has requested the ACT Law Reform Advisory Council (LRAC) to undertake an inquiry into the terms and operation of the Guardianship and Management of Property Act 1991, to