Attorney General George Brandis says the cuts would have impacted on the most vulnerable, including domestic violence victims and indigenous Australians.

Sweeping cuts to domestic violence and Indigenous legal services will no longer go ahead after another budget backdown from the federal government.   

Attorney-General George Brandis and the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women Michaelia Cash made the announcement on Thursday after a strong backlash from voters, the legal sector and Liberal and Labor state attorneys-generals.