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30.11.2021

Undue complexity in Australia’s corporations and financial services legislation

This article discusses two of the key themes arising so far from the ALRC’s review into corporations and financial services law – namely, undue complexity, and poor navigability. It also provides a brief overview of some of the reforms suggested in Interim Report A, released on 30 November 2021.

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24.08.2021

ALRC legal officer awarded top publishing prize

The 2021 Holt Prize has been awarded to William Isdale, Senior Legal Officer at the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC). The ALRC warmly congratulates William as the recipient of the award for excellence in unpublished legal works, for his manuscript entitled ‘Compensation for Native Title’. The Holt Prize is awarded every two years to a

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02.08.2021

COVID-19: Changes to ALRC operations August 2021

From Monday 2 August, the Australian Law Reform Commission will action enquiries by email only, due to the current status of COVID-19.

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29.07.2021

Devilish Detail of Financial Services Laws: ALRC launches journal issue

On Tuesday 20 July 2021, the Australian Law Reform Commission, in partnership with Melbourne Law School, hosted a webinar to launch the Company and Securities Law Journal Special Issue: Financial Services Laws – Understanding the Devil in the Detail.

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27.07.2021

Impartiality from both sides of the Bench

On Monday 19 July 2021, the Australian Law Reform Commission co-hosted a seminar with Wolters Kluwer to explore different viewpoints on judicial impartiality. Attendees were treated to an impressive panel including: The Honourable Justice Middleton, Federal Court of Australia and ALRC Part-Time Commissioner (Chair) The Honourable Chief Justice William Alstergren, Chief Justice of the Family

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23.07.2021

Aurora placement cements Native Title pursuits

Aurora Intern Casey Wooderson, a Dunghutti woman, joined the ALRC for a four week placement in June this year. Casey is currently studying a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business at the University of the Sunshine Coast, majoring in Tourism, Leisure and Event Management, having completed the first semester of her third year. To expand her

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01.07.2021

Financial advice sector welcomes ALRC to Licensee Summit

On Monday 7 June 2021, Justice SC Derrington, President of the Australian Law Reform Commission, and Christopher Ash, Senior Legal Officer, presented the first session of the Conexus Professional Planner Licensee Summit in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales. Nearly sixty licensee heads gathered to discuss the challenges and opportunities reform could bring to the

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23.06.2021

Dr Godwin’s leadership secured for Inquiry duration

The Australian Law Reform Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Andrew Godwin as Team Leader and Special Counsel for the remaining term of the Financial Services Legislation Inquiry. Dr Godwin will support the ALRC President Justice SC Derrington and the ALRC’s part-time Commissioners Justices Middleton and Colvin in leading the inquiry. The

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18.06.2021

Webinar: The Devilish Detail of Financial Services Laws

Tuesday 20 July 2021 at 12.00 – 1.00PM AEST The Australian Law Reform Commission, in partnership with Melbourne Law School, is excited to launch the Company and Securities Law Journal Special Issue: Financial Services Laws – Understanding the Devil in the Detail. Registrations now closed This webinar will explore financial services laws in Australia through

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14.06.2021

Webinar – Judicial Impartiality Q&A: Exploring Viewpoints

Monday 19 July 2021 at 1.00PM – 2.30PM AEST Join us as we explore different perspectives on proposals and questions raised in the Judicial Impartiality Consultation Paper. In this webinar, we will discuss views from the bench, the profession, academia, and the community on proposals made and questions raised by the ALRC’s Judicial Impartiality Consultation

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