A review of the laws relating to impartiality and bias as they apply to the federal judiciary.
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 …Read more
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).Read more
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.Read more
Australian Public Law Blog Article by Dr William Isdale and Sarah FultonRead more
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.Read more
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 …Read more
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.Read more