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31 March 2014 Media release

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released a Discussion Paper, Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (DP 80, 2014). The Terms of Reference for this Inquiry ask the ALRC to consider the detailed legal design of a statutory cause of action and, in addition, other innovative ways the law might prevent or redress serious invasions of privacy.

20 March 2014 Media release

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released an Issues Paper, Review of the Native Title Act (IP 45).

13 February 2014 Media release

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released the final report for its inquiry, Copyright and the Digital Economy. The ALRC was asked to consider whether current copyright exceptions are adequate and appropriate in the digital era.

15 November 2013 Media release

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released an Issues Paper, Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws (IP 44), calling for submissions to its Disability Inquiry. The ALRC has been asked to review Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks that may deny or diminish the equal recognition of people with disability as persons before the law, including how these laws affect their ability to exercise legal capacity, and what, if any, changes could be made to address this inequality.

8 October 2013 Media release

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released the Issues Paper, Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (ALRC Issues Paper 43, 2013), to begin the consultation process for its Inquiry. 

5 August 2013 Media release

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) welcomes the appointment by the Federal Attorney-General, the Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP, of Professor Lee Godden as a Commissioner to lead the ALRC’s recently announced Inquiry into the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).

30 July 2013 Media release

The Australian Law Reform Commission welcomes the appointment by the Federal Attorney-General, the Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP, of Professor Barbara McDonald as a Commissioner to lead the ALRC’s recently announced Inquiry into Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era.

23 July 2013 Media release

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today received Terms of Reference from the Federal Attorney-General, the Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP, for an Inquiry into Legal Barriers for People with Disabilities.

5 June 2013 Media release

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released its Discussion Paper for the copyright inquiry—Copyright and the Digital Economy (ALRC DP 79, 2013) containing 42 proposals regarding reform of the copyright.

12 December 2012 Media release

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) welcomes the appointment by the Federal Attorney-General, the Hon Nicola Roxon, of Justice Middleton and Justice Perram as part-time Commissioners for a period of three years.

2 October 2012 Media release

The Australian Law Reform Commission today released a Discussion Paper for its inquiry into legal barriers to older persons participating in the workforce and other productive work—Grey Areas: Age Barriers to Work in Commonwealth Laws (ALRC DP 78, 2012).

20 August 2012 Media release

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released the first consultation paper for the Inquiry about Copyright law—Copyright and the Digital Economy (ALRC IP 42, 2012).

1 May 2012 Media release

The Australian Law Reform Commission today released an Issues Paper for its Inquiry into legal barriers to mature age participation in the workforce and other productive work—Grey Areas: Age Barriers to Work in Commonwealth Laws (ALRC IP 41, 2012).