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:


Religious Educational Institutions and Anti-Discrimination Laws

Want to make a submission? See the Inquiry timetable. 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

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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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