Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (ALRC Report 123)
In this Inquiry the ALRC was asked to design a statutory cause of action for serious invasions of privacy, and also to consider other innovative ways in which law may reduce serious invasions of privacy in the digital era.This final report was tabled on 3 September 2014.A Summary Report is also available.
Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (ALRC 123 Summary)
This Summary Report provides an accessible overview of the policy framework and recommendations in the final Report, Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (ALRC Report 123), tabled on 3 September 2014.This publication is available for purchase in book format.
Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (DP 80)
This Discussion Paper includes proposals for reform, including for a new Commonwealth Act that would provide for a statutory cause of action for serious invasions of privacy and, in addition, other innovative ways the law might prevent or redress serious invasions of privacy.
Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (IP 43)
This Issues Paper was released on 8 October 2013, signalling the first stage of public consultation for the Serious Invasions of Privacy Inquiry. IP 43 provides background information and highlights issues identified by the ALRC as relevant to the Terms of Reference. The Issues Paper asks questions not just on issues relating to a stand-alone cause …
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 …
Choice of Law (ALRC Report 58)
ALRC Report 58 (tabled May 1992) examined existing rules governing choice of law and procedure in federal and territory courts and considered whether reform was necessary to make these rules adequate and appropriate to modern circumstances.Choice of Law (ALRC Report 58) outlined constitutional restraints, cross vesting rules, inappropriateness of forum law rules, uncertainty issues and …
Occupiers’ Liability (ALRC Report 42)
ALRC Report 42 (tabled April 1988) represents the third of three reports in the Community Law Reform Program for the Australian Capital Territory.At the time of the inquiry into occupiers’ liability, the common law on this subject was excessively technical and lacked uniformity. The outcome of a case would depend on the relationship between the …
Loss of Consortium and Compensation for Loss of Capacity to do Housework (ALRC Report 32)
ALRC Report 32 (tabled 23 October 1986) examined the position in the Australian Capital Territory regarding the doctrine of loss of consortium. This doctrine allows a husband to recover damages for the loss of his wife’s companionship and services resulting from an injury inflicted on her through negligence.In the ALRC’s first report on community law …
Contributory Negligence in Fatal Accident Cases (ALRC Report 28)
ALRC Report 28 (tabled 29 November 1985) is the first of two reports on community law reform in the ACT.View ALRC Report 28 on the AustLII website.