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The Attorney-General’s Department of the Australian Government is currently advertising a number of vacancies for Legal Officers and Policy Officers, based in Canberra. These include one post at Legal Officer level in the Access to Justice Division, responsible for legal and policy advice on family law, administrative law and civil procedure.

It is understood that the successful candidate will work in the Private International Law Section of the Division. The Section acts as the Central Authority for certain of the Hague Conventions, and carries out policy and case work in relation to cross-border family and civil law matters. Current projects include an assessment of the need for further harmonisation and development of rules of jurisdiction and applicable law in Australia, aimed at reducing the complexities of cross-border transactions and disputes . (Further details on this, and a link to the project website, will shortly be posted here.)

The closing date for applications is 28 September 2012.