10.12.2020

Public Engagement

Public engagement taking place in 2020 following the release of the Final Report, Pathways to Justice–Inquiry into the Incarceration Rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (ALRC Report 133). Type Title Date Organisation Article Black Lives Matter movement in Australia: First Nations perspectives 19/01/2021 UNSW Newsroom Article ‘disappointing’ NSW Budget holds back on funding

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11.09.2020

Review of Judicial Impartiality

The ALRC submitted its final report to the Attorney-General on 6 December 2021. The report will be made public once it is tabled in Parliament by the Attorney-General. Any person before a court has the fundamental right to a hearing by a judge who is independent and impartial. In Australia, judicial independence and impartiality are

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03.09.2020

Corporate Criminal Responsibility Podcast Series

In this podcast series you will hear from several members of the Australian Law Reform Commission team discussing key issues raised in the Corporate Criminal Responsibility Final Report.
Each of the short interviews will unpack the current landscape and the final recommendations made by the ALRC.

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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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31.08.2020

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the Inquiry about? The ALRC was asked by the Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon Christian Porter, to review the Commonwealth regime of corporate criminal responsibility – the detailed legal rules that determine when and in what circumstances a corporation may be found guilty of a crime. 2. What was the ALRC asked

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04.03.2020

Corporate Crime Seminar Series Summary

The ALRC welcomed over 290 attendees to the Seminar Series held in February this year.

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16.01.2020

Seminar Series – Corporate Criminal Responsibility

Join fellow stakeholders to deep dive into the inquiry of Australia’s corporate criminal responsibility regime prior to the completion of the ALRC’s Final Report.
Register to attend one of the ALRC seminars in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane.

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19.12.2019

The Banking Executive Accountability Regime: an alternative model of individual liability for corporate fault

On 15 November, the ALRC released a Discussion Paper as part of its Corporate Criminal Responsibility Inquiry. In the Discussion Paper, the ALRC proposed reforms to individual liability for corporate criminal conduct. The proposals are set out in Chapter 7 of the Discussion Paper, and a shorter summary is available here. These proposals respond to

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18.12.2019

Strengthening Sentencing Processes and Outcomes for Corporations

When sentencing an offender key objectives include: denouncing the conduct of the offender; ensuring that the offender is punished justly for the offence; deterring the offender and others from committing the same or similar offences; promoting the rehabilitation of the offender; protecting the community by limiting the capacity of the offender to re-offend; and promoting

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27.11.2019

Corporate attribution – principled simplicity

In its Discussion Paper on Australia’s corporate criminal responsibility regime, the ALRC proposes a simplified method for attributing criminal responsibility to corporations.   What follows is a short summary and explanation of the key principles underlying that proposal. The law treats corporations as ‘people’. Therefore, the prohibitions imposed on people are usually applicable for both humans

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