Published on 31 March 2014.

Issue 4 | 31 March 2014.  View original format.

Discussion Paper released!

We are pleased to announce the release of the Discussion Paper for this Inquiry, Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (DP 80).  

The Discussion Paper provides a detailed account of ALRC research so far, and includes 48 proposals and a number of questions for people to consider and provide feedback on. The ALRC is proposing a model for a new statutory cause of action for serious invasions of privacy to be included in a new Commonwealth Act, and also is putting forward other alternative proposals to strengthen privacy protection.

The Discussion Paper is available in HTML, PDF, and as an ebook.

Call for submissions

We invite individuals and organisations to contribute to the law reform process by making submissions in response to the Discussion Paper.  It is helpful if comments address specific proposals and questions, however we also welcome feedback on background material and analysis.

The closing date for submissions is Monday, 12 May 2014. Due to the tight timeline, the ALRC will not be accepting late submissions.

We prefer to receive submissions via the online form on the ALRC website, but also accept submissions by post and email. Please send any pre-prepared submissions in Word or RTF format.