News and Media

Keep up to date with ALRC news and media.

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30.01.2023

ALRC In Brief | January 2023

On 27 January 2023, the Australian Law Reform Commission released a Consultation Paper with proposals for changing the way Commonwealth anti-discrimination law applies to religious schools and other educational institutions.
Stakeholder submissions are now invited.

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27.01.2023

ALRC Religious Educational Institutions Inquiry: Consultation Paper Released

The ALRC today released a Consultation Paper with proposals for changing the way Commonwealth anti-discrimination law applies to religious schools and other educational institutions.

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27.01.2023

Anti-Discrimination Laws eNews | January 2023

Today the Australian Law Reform Commission released a Consultation Paper with proposals for changing the way Commonwealth anti-discrimination law applies to religious schools and other educational institutions.
Stakeholder submissions are now invited.

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25.01.2023

WEBINAR Crypto Assets and Decentralised Autonomous Organisations

Wednesday 15 February 2023 at 5.00pm AEDT – The Corporate Law and Financial Regulation Research Program, in association with the Australian Law Reform Commission, invites you to a webinar on the regulation of crypto assets and Decentralised Autonomous Organisations. The webinar will provide an update on regulatory developments in Australia and overseas, and will explore the direction of future reforms.

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25.01.2023

Financial Services Legislation eNews | January 2023

Stakeholder feedback is crucial for developing recommendations for simplification of corporations and financial services legislation.
In this Background Paper, Reflecting on Reforms II – Submissions to Interim Report B, the ALRC provides an overview of the feedback it has received, by way of formal submissions, on questions and proposals outlined in Interim Report B.

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19.01.2023

User-friendly legislation: Why we need it, and how to achieve it

Modern smartphones are some of the most technologically sophisticated pieces of equipment ever invented. And yet, to operate one, you don’t need a PhD in computer science or years of experience. For the most part, their operations are intuitive and their functions easily navigable. If only the same could be said for all modern legislation.

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09.01.2023

Acting President of the ALRC appointed

On 9 January 2023, the Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP, announced the appointment of the Hon Justice Mark Moshinsky as a part-time Commissioner of the ALRC. Justice Moshinsky will also fulfil the role of Acting President until a permanent replacement is confirmed.

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01.01.2023

ALRC in the media – 2023

The ALRC monitors the media for references to the Commission and its inquiries. This list is not comprehensive.

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20.12.2022

RECORDING Inaugural Michael Kirby Lecture

On Monday 5 December 2022, the ALRC hosted the Inaugural Michael Kirby Lecture at the Federal Court of Australia in Melbourne. The 2022 keynote address was delivered by the Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP.

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19.12.2022

The Wondrous Universe of Law: The ALRC’s DataHub and a new age of legal exploration

In this article the ALRC announce the launch of the DataHub, which will enable greater explorations of our Universe of Law. Using the DataHub and new tools of discovery, this article summarises four key learnings about our law. They concern the law’s scale, expansion, complexity, and tendency to disorder. These learnings, and others gleaned from the DataHub, can help improve our Universe of Law, for the benefit of all.

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