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30.03.2021

‘New look’ for ALRC consultation documents

The ALRC has instigated a new approach to consultation documentation to encourage greater engagement with a wider cross-section of academics, the legal profession, and the community.

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12.03.2021

Judicial impartiality seminar stimulates important discussions

On Tuesday 2 March 2020 the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) co-hosted a panel seminar with the Australian Academy of Law at the Federal Court of Australia in Sydney. The expert panel explored issues of public confidence, apprehended bias, and the modern federal judiciary. The ‘sold out’ event provided a conducive format for discussion relevant

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11.03.2021

Aged Care Royal Commission and ALRC align on aged care reforms

After an extensive two-year consultation and submission process, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has published its much anticipated Final Report in which it makes 148 recommendations aimed at improving standards of care in the aged care sector. The report is not light reading and highlights the urgent need for reform across the sector to ensure that aged care recipients are treated with care and dignity at all times.

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15.02.2021

You’re almost 20, Corporations Act

A witty dialogue about the Corporations Act that is a by-product of the current research being undertaken by ALRC as part of the Financial Service Legislation Inquiry.

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11.02.2021

Aurora Intern brings Indigenous perspective to the ALRC

In January 2021 Aurora Intern Sharna Willie, a Nunukul and Barada Kabalbara woman, joined the ALRC for a six week placement.

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03.02.2021

Seminar: Public confidence, apprehended bias, and the modern federal judiciary

Tuesday 2 March 2021, 5:30 PM
In conjunction with the Australian Academy of Law, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) will be hosting a panel seminar on Tuesday 2 March 2021. An expert panel will explore how the fair-minded observer is faring by examining issues of public confidence, apprehended bias, and the modern federal judiciary.

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27.01.2021

Developing the law reform mindset: reflections on the move from private practice to the ALRC

What is the ‘law reform mindset’? It seems to consist of five key features, which are discussed in this short piece.

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02.11.2020

Closing the Justice Gap: Implementing the ALRC’s Pathways to Justice Roadmap | Law Council of Australia Webinar

On 28 October 2020 the Law Council of Australia hosted an online webinar, “Closing the Justice Gap: Implementing the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Pathways to Justice Roadmap”, which involved a panel discussion featuring eminent advocates and academics, Dr Hannah McGlade, Ms Cheryl Axleby, Dr Tracey McIntosh and Mr Tony McAvoy SC. Law Council President, Pauline

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27.10.2020

Regulation expert joins the Financial Services Inquiry

The ALRC welcomes Associate Professor Andrew Godwin as Special Counsel for the Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation.

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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 review of the legislative framework for corporations and financial services regulation. Review of Judicial Impartiality  The ALRC has been asked to

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