Inquiry

Judicial Impartiality

A review of the laws relating to impartiality and bias as they apply to the federal judiciary.

30.09.2022

On-country immersion program builds judicial cross-cultural understanding

In September 2022, 26 judges of State and Federal Courts attended a cultural immersion program in the Kimberley. ALRC President, the Hon Justice SC Derrington AM, joined judges from across Australia to gain greater knowledge of Aboriginal cultures, history and languages. The program was hosted by the University of Notre Dame Nulungu Research Institute, a

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29.09.2022

Attorney-General commits to reforming Judicial Appointments and Complaints

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) welcomes today’s announcement by the Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP committing the Government to implementing all three recommendations made to it in Without Fear or Favour: Judicial Impartiality and the Law on Bias (Report 138, 2021).

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19.08.2022

WEBINAR Without Fear or Favour: Responses to the ALRC Report on Judicial Impartiality

Hear responses from the Government, the bench, the profession and academia to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Final Report, Without Fear or Favour: Judicial Impartiality and the Law on Bias.

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12.08.2022

Without Fear or Favour: The ALRC’s Report on Judicial Impartiality

Australian Public Law Blog Article by Dr William Isdale and Sarah Fulton

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03.08.2022

Without Fear or Favour: the ALRC’s new report on judicial impartiality and the law on bias

In its just-released report, Without Fear of Favour: Judicial Impartiality and the Law on Bias, the Australian Law Reform Commission has outlined 14 recommendations which, if adopted, will buttress impartial decision-making and help maintain the legitimacy of the federal judiciary in a changing world. This article outlines the context for the Inquiry, consultation views and empirical data considered by the ALRC, and summarises a number of the report’s key recommendations.

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02.08.2022

Judicial impartiality in a changing world

Proctor Article by Dr William Isdale and Sarah Fulton

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02.08.2022

Judicial Impartiality Final Report Released

Today the Australian Law Reform Commission report, Without Fear or Favour: Judicial Impartiality and the Law on Bias (Report 138, 2021) was tabled in Parliament by the Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon Mark Dreyfus QC.

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02.08.2022

Review of Published Judgments

As part of its research for the Inquiry, the ALRC conducted a systematic review of judgments published by the Commonwealth courts between 1 January 2015 and 31 August 2021 referring to recusal and disqualification.

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02.08.2022

Court Users

ALRC Survey of Court Users Over a period of approximately four weeks in July and August 2021, the ALRC conducted a survey of members of the public who had attended any state, territory, or Commonwealth court for non-criminal proceedings in Australia in the past 10 years. The survey was conducted online and administered by Qualtrics

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02.08.2022

Without Fear or Favour: Judicial Impartiality and the Law on Bias (ALRC Report 138)

The Australian Law Reform Commission report, Without Fear or Favour: Judicial Impartiality and the Law on Bias (ALRC Report 138), was tabled in Parliament by the Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon Mark Dreyfus QC on 2 August 2022.

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