Federal chief legal officer reappointed

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Constitutional lawyer Stephen Donaghue QC has been reappointed as solicitor-general for a second term.

Attorney-General Michaelia Cash announced on Friday that Dr Donaghue had been reappointed to the position for another five years.

As the second law officer of the Commonwealth, the solicitor-general is the government's primary legal counsel and provides advice particularly on constitutional and other public law matters.

Dr Donaghue was first appointed solicitor-general in December 2016 by former attorney-general George Brandis.

In a written statement Senator Cash said he had served the Commonwealth ably and provided trusted advice on key government policies.

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