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News and announcements

27 Jun 2024

New laws provide stronger renter protections and simpler rules for charities and recruiters

New laws will prevent landlords from increasing rents beyond the current legal limit when tenants renew their fixed term tenancy or when there are changes to a rental agreement – such as a housemate moving out.

26 Jun 2024

ACT laws improve access to surrogacy for potential parents

The passing of the Parentage (Surrogacy) Amendment Bill 2023 will allow more Canberrans to pursue parenthood through altruistic surrogacy.

06 Jun 2024

Voluntary assisted dying to become available in the ACT

The ACT Legislative Assembly has passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2023, which will allow voluntary assisted dying as an end-of-life option from 3 November 2025.

17 May 2024

ACT legislates for National Preventive Mechanism to strengthen oversight of places of detention

The ACT Government has introduced the Monitoring of Places of Detention Legislation Amendment Bill 2024 to further protect the human rights of people in detention and ensure greater oversight of facilities.