Published on 28 February 2012.

Issue 11 | 28 February 2012   View original format

Final Report delivered!

This afternoon, the Classification team delivered its Final Report on the Review of the National Classification Scheme to the Attorney-General. Under the ALRC Act, the Attorney-General now has 15 Parliamentary sitting days in which to table the Report. Until it is tabled, the Report is under embargo and the ALRC is unable to make any comment about its recommendations or the Report’s content.

We have also produced a short Summary Report that provides an accessible overview of the ALRC’s recommendations and approach to reform. Once these publications have been tabled, they will be available to purchase from the ALRC’s website in hard copy, and will also be free to view or download from the website. We will let you know via this newsletter as soon as they are publicly available.

Farewell to Professor Terry Flew

With the conclusion of the Inquiry the ALRC also says farewell to Professor Terry Flew, who now returns to his position as Professor of Media and Communication in the Creative Industries Faculty at the Queensland University of Technology. It has been a real privilege to work with Terry and the ALRC has greatly benefited from his experience, expertise and perspective on media technologies and communications. The Classification team have developed their media thinking and language and Terry, as a non-lawyer, has earned his stripes in law reform. We have all learned much from each other. Terry’s infectious good humour will be missed and we wish him well in his return to academic life.

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this Inquiry. Law reform work needs the committed and sustained involvement of the range of communities relevant to each inquiry. Such engagement underpins the integrity of the final reports and their law reform recommendations.

New Inquiry

The ALRC expects to receive Terms of Reference for a new inquiry on copyright law. We anticipate that many people and groups that had an interest in the Classification Review may also have an interest in this new inquiry. If you would like to receive updates about the Copyright Inquiry, please subscribe to the e-news.