The first Commonwealth Attorney-General was Alfred Deakin, who held office from 1901 to 1903. Since then, the role of Attorney-General has greatly widened and has become more akin to that of a Minister of Justice. The Attorney-General has, however, always had the important responsibility of recommending the appointment of High Court Justices. Because of the demands of the Parliament, the Attorney-General's Department and the electorate, Attorneys-General have made few appearances in person...[Show more]
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