31.08.2020

Corporate Criminal Responsibility Inquiry – Final Report Released

The Australian Law Reform Commission report, Corporate Criminal Responsibility (Report 136, 2020), was tabled in Parliament today.

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02.12.2019

Report Launch – The Future of Law Reform

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) is today releasing a report suggesting an ambitious agenda for law reform over the next five years. The report will be launched by the current ALRC President, the Hon Justice Sarah Derrington, and the inaugural ALRC Chairman, Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, in the Commonwealth Law Courts Building in

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15.11.2019

ALRC Corporate Crime – Discussion Paper

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released a Discussion Paper, Corporate Criminal Responsibility (DP 87). Building on the work of the Hayne Royal Commission, the ALRC has found that Commonwealth criminal law as it applies to corporations is impenetrably complex and in need of significant reform. There is an overregulation by the criminal law

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30.04.2019

Family Law Report – Closing the jurisdictional gap

The first recommendation in the ALRC’s latest inquiry report: Family Law for the Future is that family law disputes be returned to the states and territories and the federal family courts eventually abolished. This recommendation responds to arguably the most pressing concern facing the family law system: that children are falling into harm because of gaps between

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24.01.2019

Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings Final Report

On January 24 2019, the Attorney-General for Australia tabled in Parliament the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) report, Integrity, Fairness and Efficiency—An Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funders (Report 134, 2018).The Terms of Reference for this Inquiry asked the ALRC to consider whether, and to what extent class action proceedings and third-party

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05.11.2018

Professor Helen Rhoades

Please find attached a media release in relation to Professor Helen Rhoades

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27.03.2018

Report: Pathways to Justice—Incarceration Rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

The Australian Law Reform Commission report, Pathways to Justice–Inquiry into the Incarceration Rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, was tabled in Parliament today.Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men are 14.7 times more likely to be imprisoned than non-Indigenous men. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are 21.2 times more likely to be imprisoned

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13.03.2018

ALRC Review of the Family Law System – Call for submissions

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has released an Issues Paper for its Review of the Family Law System, and is calling for submissions from the public.The family law system is undergoing its first, independent comprehensive review since the inception of the Family Law Act 1975 more than forty years ago.Much has changed in Australian

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17.07.2017

Incarceration Rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Discussion Paper

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released a Discussion Paper, Incarceration Rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (DP 84), and is calling for comments and feedback on its questions and  law reform proposals.The Terms of Reference for this Inquiry ask the ALRC to consider laws and legal frameworks that contribute to the

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14.06.2017

Media release: Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) is delighted to be launching its Report, Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response (ALRC Report 131), on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2017.The ALRC was asked to consider Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks and how they might better protect older persons from misuse or abuse, and safeguard their autonomy.The Report

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