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:

08.05.2019

Where next for law reform?

We are asking you: where next for law reform in Australia? What areas of law should be the subject of an ALRC Inquiry?  The ALRC has initiated a national conversation about what should be the priorities for law reform over the next three to five years. This conversation is about giving Australians a say in

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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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10.04.2019

Review into Australia’s corporate criminal responsibility regime

The ALRC has been asked to undertake a comprehensive review of the corporate criminal responsibility regime, with a particular focus on the need for effective laws to hold corporations to account for criminal misconduct. This Inquiry comes at a time of renewed focus on protecting Australian consumers from egregious conduct by corporations and increasing regulation

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