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Current vacancies

There are no current vacancies being advertised at this time.

What’s it like to work at the ALRC?

Interview with Phoebe Tapley

Watch this interview with ALRC Senior Legal Office Phoebe Tapley prior to her departure to the study her Master of Laws at Columbia University in New York. Phoebe commenced at the ALRC in 2019 as a Research Associate. In 2020 Phoebe was appointed as a Legal Officer and in 2022, following her significant contributions to the Corporate Criminal Responsibility Inquiry and the first Interim Report for Financial Services Legislation, Phoebe was promoted to Senior Legal Officer.

The Law Reform Mindset

This article was written by Senior Legal Officer Dr William Isdale following his move from private practice to the Australian Law Reform Commission: Developing the law reform mindset: reflections on the move from private practice to the ALRC


Non-ongoing (temporary) employment register

From time to time, the ALRC may have temporary vacancies for short term (up to 12 months), non-ongoing positions in legal research for people who hold law degrees and have experience in policy development and/or law reform. All positions are based in Brisbane.

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Information on the register will be held for 12 months.