23.07.2021

Aurora placement cements Native Title pursuits

Aurora Intern Casey Wooderson, a Dunghutti woman, joined the ALRC for a four week placement in June this year. Casey is currently studying a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business at the University of the Sunshine Coast, majoring in Tourism, Leisure and Event Management, having completed the first semester of her third year. To expand her

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11.02.2021

Aurora Intern brings Indigenous perspective to the ALRC

In January 2021 Aurora Intern Sharna Willie, a Nunukul and Barada Kabalbara woman, joined the ALRC for a six week placement.

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27.01.2021

Developing the law reform mindset: reflections on the move from private practice to the ALRC

What is the ‘law reform mindset’? It seems to consist of five key features, which are discussed in this short piece.

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29.06.2018

Part-time Commissioner appointed

On 29 June 2018, The Hon Christian Porter MP, Attorney-General for Australia, announced the appointment of Dr Andrew Bickerdike as a Part-time Commissioner to the ALRC Review of the Family Law System. See Attorney-General’s media release>> 

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26.02.2018

Podcast: Summer Interns 2018

Principal Legal Officer, Matt Corrigan, chats with Summer 2018 interns: Marcus Dahl from ANU, and Thea Casey and Nicola Bird from Monash University.TranscriptMatt Corrigan: Good Morning. My name is Matt Corrigan and I’m a Principal Legal Officer here at the Australian Law Reform Commission, and I am sitting down with three of our fantastic Summer 2018 interns—Marcus,

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30.11.2017

President of the ALRC appointed

On 30 November 2017, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, Attorney-General of Australia, announced the appointment of Professor Sarah Derrington as President of the ALRC.Professor Derrington has been appointed for a five-year term.See Attorney-General’s media release >>

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28.09.2017

Annual Report 2016-2017 (ALRC Report 132)

The ALRC Annual Report for 2016-17 was tabled on 16 October 2017. The report has been reproduced here in html for accessability. For a true version of the tabled report, please see the PDF version.

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25.03.2017

Law Reform Agencies and Government—Independence, survival and effective law reform?

Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, President, Australian Law Reform Commission, Commonwealth Association of Law Reform Agencies, Melbourne, 25 March 2017.IntroductionI begin my presentation with an acknowledgment: reflecting our commitment in our Reconciliation Action Plan, as the head of a government agency, and personally, I acknowledge the ancestral owners of this land, the Kulin nation, who

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15.02.2017

ALRC in the media – 2017

The ALRC monitors the media for references to the Commission and its inquiries. This list for 2017 is not comprehensive.

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03.11.2016

Podcast: Interns, Semester 2 2016

TranscriptSabina Wynn (SW): Hello I’m Sabina Wynn, the Executive Director of the Australian Law Reform Commission and I’m here today with three of our most recent interns. They’ve just completed a semester with us working on the Elder Abuse Inquiry. I’m going to ask Scott first, so what have you actually been working on while

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