The Minister for Justice is a member of the federal government responsible for national criminal law and national law enforcement. These responsiblities are known as a portfolio.
The current Minister for Justice’s portfolio responsibilities include:
- National criminal law and enforcement in areas such as:
- Illegal drugs
- People trafficking
- Organised crime
- Natural disaster relief and recovery programs
- Housing and care of federal prisoners
- Protective security for the Prime Minister and other important people
Currently, the agencies the Minister for Justice administers include:
- Australian Federal Police
- Australian Crime Commission
- Australian Institute of Criminology
To find out more about the role of the Minister for Justice, check out the Minister’s website and to find out more about the work of ministers, check out this fact sheet.