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02.04.2024

WEBINAR Confronting Complexity: The ALRC’s reforms to financial services legislation and beyond

Wednesday 1 May 2024 at 1.00pm AEST Register now After more than 20 years of development, the legislative framework for corporations and financial services legislation is no longer fit for purpose. So, what should reform look like? Join the ALRC for a conversational and interactive analysis of the Final Report in the corporations and financial

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21.03.2024

ALRC Religious Educational Institutions and Anti-Discrimination Laws Report tabled in Parliament

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has recommended legislative reforms to ensure the Australian Government’s policy regarding anti-discrimination laws and religious educational institutions is given legal effect in accordance with Australia’s international legal obligations. The ALRC’s Report – ‘Maximising the Realisation of Human Rights: Religious Educational Institutions and Anti-Discrimination Laws’, was today tabled in Parliament

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08.02.2024

FAQs: The Legislative Data Framework

Over the past few years, the ALRC used pioneering data collection and analysis to scrutinise corporations and financial services legislation. Using legislative data, the ALRC was able to show just how complex corporations and financial services legislation is. The ALRC also used that data when developing reforms. This article aims to answer some of the

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06.02.2024

FAQs: The FSL Schedule

This article answers some of the (hypothetically) frequently asked questions about the Financial Services Law Schedule (the ‘FSL Schedule’) recommended by the ALRC. Implementing two of the ALRC’s recommendations would produce the FSL Schedule: creating the Financial Services Law by restructuring and reframing the financial services provisions within Chapter 7 of the Corporations Act 2001

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01.02.2024

The ALRC’s Roadmap to Implementation

Throughout the Corporations and Financial Services Legislation Inquiry, stakeholders emphasised the importance of staging the implementation of reforms and managing transition costs. This article explains the ALRC’s suggested approach for implementing the reformed legislative framework for financial services. This is the fourth in a series of short pieces following the release of the ALRC’s Final

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30.01.2024

Excavating Corporations and Financial Services Legislation

The ALRC used a number of analogies during the Corporations and Financial Services Legislation Inquiry to help explain our discoveries and conceptualise our insights about legislative complexity. We likened the law to a house, a cupboard, Russian dolls, and even outer space. Looking back, it often felt like we were on an archaeological dig, excavating layers of complexity

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25.01.2024

ALRC Welcomes Eminent Jurists to Lead Inquiry into Justice Response to Sexual Violence.

The ALRC has announced the two eminent jurists who will lead the inquiry into Justice Response to Sexual Violence.

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25.01.2024

The Reformed Legislative Framework: A how-to guide

The existing legislative framework for financial services is unnecessarily complex and difficult to use. So how should it be improved? This article briefly explores the reformed legislative framework for financial services legislation recommended by the ALRC in the Final Report of the Corporations and Financial Services Legislation Inquiry. It also illustrates the benefits of the

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23.01.2024

The FSL Journey

Last week, the Final Report of the ALRC’s Corporations and Financial Services Inquiry was published. The Final Report laid out the results of three years’ work examining why the law is so complex and setting out how it should be reformed. In this article, we describe the ALRC’s journey from the Inquiry’s genesis through to

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23.01.2024

Justice System’s Response to Sexual Violence Inquiry Begins

The Australian Law Reform (ALRC) has begun its inquiry into the justice system’s response to sexual violence.

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