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19.06.2020

Surveillance Capitalism Interview

In 2014 the ALRC published a report on “Serious Invasions of Privacy”. The report included a recommended legislative design for a new tort (a right to seek orders in court) relating to breaches of privacy. In April 2020, ALRC Principal Legal Officer Micheil Paton spoke with broadcaster Toby Halligan from Triple RRR radio about the

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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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16.01.2020

Seminar Series – Corporate Criminal Responsibility

Join fellow stakeholders to deep dive into the inquiry of Australia’s corporate criminal responsibility regime prior to the completion of the ALRC’s Final Report.
The ALRC is holding a series of seminars in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to provide an update and to encourage additional feedback into the current inquiry.

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19.12.2019

The Banking Executive Accountability Regime: an alternative model of individual liability for corporate fault

On 15 November, the ALRC released a Discussion Paper as part of its Corporate Criminal Responsibility Inquiry. In the Discussion Paper, the ALRC proposed reforms to individual liability for corporate criminal conduct. The proposals are set out in Chapter 7 of the Discussion Paper, and a shorter summary is available here. These proposals respond to

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18.12.2019

Strengthening Sentencing Processes and Outcomes for Corporations

When sentencing an offender key objectives include: denouncing the conduct of the offender; ensuring that the offender is punished justly for the offence; deterring the offender and others from committing the same or similar offences; promoting the rehabilitation of the offender; protecting the community by limiting the capacity of the offender to re-offend; and promoting

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03.12.2019

Where next for law reform? Report Launch

On Monday 2 December 2019, the ALRC launched the report of the Future of Law Reform project at a well-attended and high-spirited event in the Commonwealth Law Courts building in Brisbane. President of the ALRC, Justice Sarah Derrington, outlined the origins and purposes of the project, reflecting on the ALRC’s longstanding commitment to public involvement

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14.10.2019

Sydney Seminar: Interrogating the English approach to prosecuting economic crime

Places are limited! To confirm your attendance please register here:    

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28.06.2019

Where next for law reform? Seminars

In May and June 2019, the ALRC held four seminars on the future of law reform in conjunction with the Law Schools at UNSW, ANU and Melbourne University. To find out more about each seminar you can read a short summary: UNSW ANU Uni Melb Bribane

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