01.01.2009

ALRC in the media – 2009

The ALRC monitors the media for references to the Commission and its inquiries. The list below only includes online free-to-view items. Some newspapers and journals restrict online viewing of articles to subscribers. Such articles will not be listed here.22 December 2009 – ‘Who is a journalist? Yes it will matter…‘, Open and Shut21 December 2009

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11.08.2008

Media Briefing – New cross-border privacy laws—greater certainty for all Australians

11 August 2008The ALRC’s national consultation exercise clearly indicates that Australians are concerned about their personal information being sent or held overseas without their knowledge and consent. ALRC President, Professor David Weisbrot, said “This unease appears to reflect a general feeling by people that they are losing control over something deeply personal, with little ability

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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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24.03.2006

Extradition and Mutual Assistance Review

24 March 2006: Submission to the Australian Attorney-General’s Department on the Extradition and Mutual Assistance Review The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) makes the following submission to the Attorney-General’s Department extradition and mutual assistance review.For the information of the Department, the ALRC would like to highlight the relevant recommendations made in our report The Judicial

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09.10.1996

Cross border civil remedies

This reference began on 19 July 1995, arising out of concerns about the effectiveness of the legal remedies available when commercial transactions cross international borders. In particular, insolvencies relating to Australian corporate identities Alan Bond and the late Christopher Skase, and the late British media magnate Robert Maxwell, had highlighted problems. Disputes that involve the

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08.10.1996

Legal Risk in International Transactions (ALRC Report 80)

ALRC Report 80, commonly referred to as the Cross Borders report, was tabled on 8 October 1996. The inquiry arose out of concerns about the effectiveness of the legal remedies available when commercial transactions cross international borders.In particular, insolvencies relating to Australian corporate identities Alan Bond and the late Christopher Skase, and the late British

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14.09.1992

Customs and excise (ALRC Report 60)

ALRC Report 60 (tabled September 1992) aimed to simplify and modernise the law relating to customs and excise.ALRC Report 60 concluded that a single Customs and Excise Act would avoid the duplication and anomalous differences resulting from separate Acts. One volume of the three-volume report was dedicated to draft legislation.View ALRC Report 60 in HTML

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09.09.1992

Customs and excise

In November 1987 the ALRC was asked to review the Customs Act 1901 and the Excise Act 1901. Both Acts were outdated. Approximately 68 Acts amending the two pieces of legislation had been passed between 1901 and 1989, causing uncertainty as to the state of the law.The final report (ALRC Report 60) aimed to simplify

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10.10.1984

Foreign State Immunity (ALRC Report 24)

This inquiry considered the common law and statutory rules dealing with foreign state immunity and whether there was a need for Commonwealth legislation on the issue. ALRC Report 24 (tabled 10 October 1984) identified that there were good arguments both for extending a degree of immunity to foreign states before Australian courts, and for limiting

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09.10.1984

Foreign state immunity

This inquiry considered the common law and statutory rules dealing with foreign state immunity and whether there was a need for Commonwealth legislation on the issue. The Final Report identified that there were good arguments both for extending a degree of immunity to foreign states before Australian courts, and for limiting the scope of that

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