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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25.09.2020

Q&A with students at the University of Sydney

On 24 September 2020, ALRC Principal Legal Officer Micheil Paton and Senior Legal Officer Sarah Fulton answered questions from students in a class on Law Reform, at the request of Professor Simon Rice OAM, the Kim Santow Chair of Law and Social Justice at the University of Sydney Law School. The students had read a

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11.09.2020

Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation

Interim Report B was tabled in Parliament on 30 September 2022. Submissions in response to Interim Report B are now invited. 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

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11.09.2020

Review of Judicial Impartiality

The Government has committed to implementing all three recommendations made to it in Without Fear or Favour: Judicial Impartiality and the Law on Bias (ALRC Report 138) View the Government response >> Any person before a court has the fundamental right to a hearing by a judge who is independent and impartial. In Australia, judicial

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03.12.2019

Where next for law reform? Report Launch

On Monday 2 December 2019, the ALRC launched the report of the Future of Law Reform project at a well-attended and high-spirited event in the Commonwealth Law Courts building in Brisbane. President of the ALRC, Justice Sarah Derrington, outlined the origins and purposes of the project, reflecting on the ALRC’s longstanding commitment to public involvement

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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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02.12.2019

The Future of Law Reform: A Suggested Program of Work 2020-25

This report seeks to identify the most pressing areas for law reform in Australia that would be suitable for an inquiry by the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC).

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28.06.2019

Where next for law reform? Seminars

In May and June 2019, the ALRC held four seminars on the future of law reform in conjunction with the Law Schools at UNSW, ANU and Melbourne University.

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04.06.2019

Results in Brief: Seminar on the Future of Public Law Reform

On 29 May 2019, the Australian Law Reform Commission and the University of NSW hosted a conversation on the future of law and constitutional reform in Australia. To find out more about the discussion a short summary is available here.

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27.05.2019

Where next for law reform? Second public seminar

The future of law reform: Technology and the Law Wednesday 12th June 2019 Time 1.30pm – 3.00pm The Moot Theatre, College of Law, Australian National University The Australian Law Reform Commission and the Australian National University are pleased to present a panel discussion on the future of law reform in Australia. The discussion progresses the ALRC’s

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