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Consumer Experiences in Financial Services: A Research Survey Collaboration

Data collection and analysis have been crucial in the ALRC’s inquiry into the legislative framework for corporations and financial services regulation. During the Inquiry, the ALRC partnered with leading academics and consumer advocacy group CHOICE to commission survey research of consumer understandings and experiences with financial services and the legislative framework for their regulation. The

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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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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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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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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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RECORDING Legislation Renovation: What Interim Report B means for you

On Wednesday 16 November 2022, the ALRC hosted a webinar to examine Interim Report B and its proposed legislative model. Hear about the research and novel data analysis underpinning the ALRC’s most recent report into simplifying the legislative framework for corporations and financial services legislation.

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All Roads Lead to Rome: the ALRC’s new Background Paper on unconscionable and misleading or deceptive conduct

This article provides a high-level summary of the ALRC’s latest Background Paper on unconscionable and misleading or deceptive conduct provisions in financial services legislation. The ALRC proposes a consolidation of such provisions, to improve the expressive power of the law, and to reduce the burden of compliance and enforcement. Dr William Isdale  Starting in around

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The Design of Everyday Law

In this article the ALRC considers how principles of ‘human-centred design’ could be used to improve the ‘user experience’ of Australia’s legislation — and increase the likelihood that it is understood and complied with.

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WEBINAR Legislation Renovation: What Interim Report B means for you

Re-designing, Renovating and Renewing the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Wednesday 16 November 2022 at 1.00pm AEDT | 12.00pm AEST In daily life, it helps if you know where to find things. The same is true of the law. Join the ALRC to examine Interim Report B and its proposed legislative model. Hear

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Inaugural Michael Kirby Lecture

Monday 5 December 2022 at 5.00pm AEDT Federal Court of Australia, 305 William Street, Melbourne, or via live streaming This annual lecture celebrates the law reform legacy of the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG both as the inaugural Chairman of the ALRC and as one of Australia’s leading jurists. The 2022 keynote address will be

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