Current Inquiries

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) undertakes research, and provides recommendations to reform the law, on topics selected by the Attorney-General of Australia. The ALRC is currently investigating:

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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10.04.2019

Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation

In 2022, the Religious Freedom Bills lapsed at the end of the Parliamentary term when the election was called. The ALRC awaits further instructions from the Attorney-General regarding this Inquiry. There are a number of anti-discrimination laws in Australia at the federal, state and territory level. Many of these laws include some kind of exemption

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