Freedoms Inquiry

The Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, has asked the Australian Law Reform Commission to review Commonwealth legislation to identify provisions that unreasonably encroach upon traditional rights, freedoms and privileges.

See Attorney-General’s Media Release >>

The ALRC received Terms of Reference on 19 May 2014.

The ALRC released an Issues Paper and called for submissions on 10 December 2014. Submissions closed on 27 February 2015.

An Interim Report was released on 3 August. Submissions closed on 21 September 2015.

The Final Report was tabled and launched in Canberra by Attorney-General the Hon George Brandis on 2 March 2016.

See the A-G’s Address at the launch of the Australian Law Reform Commission Report on Traditional Rights and Freedoms.

You can follow and join conversations about the Freedoms Inquiry on Twitter using the hashtag #ALRC129.