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:


Justice Responses to Sexual Violence

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has been asked to inquire into justice responses to sexual violence in Australia. This Inquiry forms part of the Government’s commitment to strengthen and harmonise sexual assault and consent laws, and to improve outcomes and experiences for victim-survivors in the justice system. This Inquiry will be informed by, and

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Religious Educational Institutions and Anti-Discrimination Laws

Federal anti-discrimination laws, including the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) and the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), prohibit discrimination in a wide range of settings against people on grounds including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or relationship status, or pregnancy. However, these laws provide exceptions for religious educational institutions, including schools. These exceptions mean that

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Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation

The ALRC has been asked to inquire into the potential simplification of laws that regulate financial services in Australia.

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