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31.08.2020

Corporate Criminal Responsibility Inquiry – Final Report Released

The Australian Law Reform Commission report, Corporate Criminal Responsibility (Report 136, 2020), was tabled in Parliament today.

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11.09.2020

ALRC Inquiries Announced

The Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon Christian Porter MP, has issued terms of reference for two Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) inquiries. The first Inquiry topic is judicial impartiality and the second is a  a review of the legislative framework for corporations and financial services regulation. Review of Judicial Impartiality  The ALRC has been asked

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01.09.2020

Press Freedom – a nationwide conversation on law reform

On Monday 24 August 2020 the Australian Law Reform Commission co-hosted with the University of Queensland a webinar with a panel of experts discussing the potential for a future ALRC inquiry into press freedom.

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31.08.2020

Legal Structures for Social Enterprises – a nationwide conversation on law reform

On Monday 17 August 2020 the Australian Law Reform Commission co-hosted with the University of Melbourne a webinar with a panel of experts discussing the potential for a future ALRC inquiry into legal structures for social enterprises.

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13.08.2020

Automated Decision Making and Administrative Law – a nationwide conversation on law reform

On Monday 10 August 2020 the Australian Law Reform Commission, co-hosted with the Queensland University of Technology and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society, a webinar with a panel of experts discussing the potential for a future ALRC inquiry into automated decision making and administrative law.

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31.07.2020

Defamation – a nationwide conversation on law reform

On Monday 27 July 2020 the Australian Law Reform Commission co-hosted with the University of Sydney a webinar with a panel of experts discussing the potential for a future ALRC inquiry into reform of defamation law.

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07.07.2020

Finding a path towards justice

The Government is currently considering justice targets as part of a refresh of closing the gap.
Given the renewed focus on addressing the over-incarceration Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, it is timely to consider the nature of the problems in detail and the solutions the ALRC identified.

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19.06.2020

Surveillance Capitalism Interview

Hear ALRC Principal Legal Officer Micheil Paton speak about the ALRC report on “Serious Invasions of Privacy” with broadcaster Toby Halligan from Triple RRR radio.

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19.05.2020

The Future of Law Reform Webinar Series

What are the most pressing areas for law reform in Australia today? In 2019, the Australian Law Reform Commission undertook research and broad public consultation to address this question. Join expert panels including judges, legal scholars and industry leaders in a series of online conversations to unpack some of the key areas identified by the

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25.03.2020

COVID-19: Changes to ALRC operations

From Wednesday 25 March, the Australian Law Reform Commission will action enquiries by email only, due to the current status of COVID-19.

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04.03.2020

Corporate Crime Seminar Series Summary

The ALRC welcomed over 290 attendees to the Seminar Series held in February this year.

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