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:

14.10.2021

Submission of information

The Judicial Impartiality Consultation Paper was released on 30 April 2021. Submissions on its questions and reform proposals closed on 30 June 2021. Public submissions are available on the ALRC website. For enquiries, please email impartiality@alrc.gov.au.

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11.09.2020

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. The Inquiry is part of the Government’s response to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry released in February 2019. The ALRC is not tasked with recommending policy changes regarding

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11.09.2020

Review of Judicial Impartiality

The Judicial Impartiality Consultation Paper was released on 30 April 2021. Submissions on its questions and reform proposals closed on 30 June 2021.   However, if you have information you would like to share with the Inquiry please see Submission of information. Any person before a court has the fundamental right to a hearing by

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10.04.2019

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

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 for religious institutions, to enable those institutions to give effect to beliefs and practices of the particular religion. The Australian Government has asked the Australian Law Reform Commission to consider

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