17.11.2020

ALRC Submission: NT Law Reform Inquiry into the mandatory sentencing and community-based sentencing options

The Australian Law Reform Commission submission to the Northern Territory Law Reform Committee inquiry into the mandatory sentencing and community-based sentencing options.

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02.11.2020

Closing the Justice Gap: Implementing the ALRC’s Pathways to Justice Roadmap | Law Council of Australia Webinar

On 28 October 2020 the Law Council of Australia hosted an online webinar, “Closing the Justice Gap: Implementing the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Pathways to Justice Roadmap”, which involved a panel discussion featuring eminent advocates and academics, Dr Hannah McGlade, Ms Cheryl Axleby, Dr Tracey McIntosh and Mr Tony McAvoy SC. Law Council President, Pauline

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10.09.2020

Sentencing Corporations: Can the Punishment Fit the Crime?

ALRC report calls for greater creativity and flexibility in corporate sentencing.

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28.01.2016

ALRC Submission: Criminal Law (Domestic Violence) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2015

Dear Research DirectorThe Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Committee to inform its consideration of the Criminal Law (Domestic Violence) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2015.One objective of the bill is to amend the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 to make provision for domestic and family violence to

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02.08.2010
25.11.2009

Reform journal

The Australian Law Reform Commission published the first issue of Reform in January 1976, and then twice a year until 2010. The journal’s aim was to raise public awareness of contemporary legal issues and provides a forum for high-quality debate on issues of law reform in an easy-to-read format. Articles contributed by leading Australian and

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01.06.2009

Sentencing of federal offenders

In July 2004, the federal Attorney-General, the Hon Philip Ruddock MP, asked the ALRC to examine the laws and practices governing sentencing of federal offenders, that is, people convicted of criminal offences set out in Commonwealth, rather than state and territory, legislation.The terms of reference directed the ALRC to consider whether Part IB of the

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13.09.2006

Same Crime, Same Time: Sentencing of Federal Offenders (ALRC Report 103)

ALRC Report 103 (tabled 13 September 2006) is the final report of the ALRC’s second inquiry into the sentencing of federal offenders. The first inquiry commenced in 1978 and concluded in 1988 with the release of the report, Sentencing (ALRC Report 44).View ALRC Report 103 in HTML on the AustLII website.

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22.06.2006

‘Same crime, same time’: ALRC calls for consistency in federal sentencing

Thursday, 22 June 2006: Australia ’s system for sentencing federal offenders should be significantly overhauled to provide greater consistency, fairness and clarity, according to a major report by the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) tabled today in federal Parliament. ALRC President Professor David Weisbrot said there is compelling evidence of inconsistent treatment of federal offenders,

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29.11.2005

Federal sentencing laws need major overhaul

Tuesday, 29 November 2005: Federal sentencing laws and procedures require a major overhaul, recognising that the federal criminal justice system has expanded and matured in recent decades, the Australian Law Reform Commission said today. ALRC President Professor David Weisbrot said “the ALRC is proposing four major structural changes that may be seen as controversial, but

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