11.09.2020

Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation

The ALRC has been asked to inquire into the potential simplification of laws that regulate financial services in Australia. The Inquiry is part of the Government’s response to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry released in February 2019. The ALRC is not tasked with recommending policy changes regarding

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14.08.2009

Government gives giant ‘tick’ to ALRC privacy recommendations

The Australian Law Reform Commission has welcomed today’s announcement by the federal Government that it will implement a large portion of the recommendations of the ALRC’s review of Australian privacy laws.The first stage of the Australian Government’s formal response to For Your Information: Australian Privacy Law and Practice (ALRC 108) considers 197 of the 295

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12.08.2008

For Your Information: Australian Privacy Law and Practice (ALRC Report 108)

ALRC Report 108 (tabled August 2008) represents the culmination of a 28-month inquiry into the extent to which the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and related laws continue to provide an effective framework for the protection of privacy in Australia.This Inquiry resulted in a three-volume report, containing 74 chapters and 295 recommendations for reform.The central theme

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11.08.2008

Media Briefing – Reform of the credit reporting system

The Privacy Act regulates the system of credit reporting, allowing information about an individual’s credit-worthiness to be collected and disclosed to credit providers, such as banks, finance companies, mortgage companies, and mobile phone service providers. In Australia, this information is collected by a small number of specialist credit reporting companies from credit providers and from

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12.09.2007

Review of Australian Privacy Law (DP 72)

On 12 September 2007 the ALRC released Review of Australian Privacy Law (DP 72), seeking community feedback on 301 proposals for reform of privacy law and related practices. View DP 72 in HTML on the AustLII website.

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12.09.2007

ALRC proposes a more comprehensive credit reporting regime

The Australian Law Reform Commission has proposed the introduction of a more comprehensive credit reporting regime, in a Discussion Paper released today as part of its major review of Australian privacy law and practice.ALRC President, Professor David Weisbrot, said that the ALRC’s review was the first Australian inquiry to recommend such a change, following extensive

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15.12.2006

Review of Privacy—Credit Reporting Provisions (IP 32)

ALRC produced this second Issues Paper, IP 32, in December 2006. IP 32 is organised into seven chapters. Chapters 2, 3 and 4 explain the content and current operation of the credit reporting provisions of the Privacy Act. Chapters 5, 6 and 7 focus on aspects of credit reporting that may require reform. These range from minor changes

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09.10.2006

Review of Privacy (IP 31)

The ALRC released IP 31 on 9 October 2006, seeking stakeholder feedback on 142 questions. View IP 31 in HTML on the AustLII website.

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25.06.2006

Privacy law and practice

This 28-month inquiry looked at the extent to which the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and related laws continue to provide an effective framework for the protection of privacy in Australia. It resulted in the Final Report, For Your Information: Australian Privacy Law and Practice (ALRC Report 108).During the ALRC’s extensive consultations around the country, the

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30.09.2004

Gene patenting

In December 2002, the federal Attorney-General asked the ALRC to examine the laws and practices governing intellectual property rights over genetic materials and related technologies, with a particular focus on human health issues.Given the diversity of interests and concerns encompassed by these three areas, the ALRC’s task was a complex and delicate one. For example,

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