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19.09.2022

PhD Scholarship opportunity: ALRC Financial Services Legislation Inquiry

The University of Wollongong is offering a PhD Scholarship to an outstanding candidate to undertake a thesis addressing the work to date, and findings of, the current Australian Law Reform Commission Inquiry into a Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation. Applications close 30 September 2022. Read more >>

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25.08.2022

First steps to simplification of corporations and financial services legislation

Yesterday the Government released the first series of exposure draft legislation in response to Interim Report A of the ALRC’s review of corporations and financial services legislation. The draft legalisation partly implements a number of Recommendations from the Interim Report.

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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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15.08.2022

From Research Associate to New York

In this interview Senior Legal Officer Phoebe Tapley provides a behind the scene view of working at the ALRC before she heads to Columbia University to study her Master of Laws.

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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

Judicial Impartiality ENews | August 2022

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 KC. The report makes 14 recommendations to promote and protect judicial impartiality and public confidence in the Commonwealth judiciary. VIEW

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27.07.2022

Expert Insights from Financial Services Legislation Advisory Committee Mark Steward

What insights can the ALRC draw from the UK perspective to simplify financial services legislation? Dr Andrew Godwin, ALRC Special Counsel, speaks with Mr Mark Steward, Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK to discuss the complex landscape of financial services regulation. Mark, a member of the

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