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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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Re-designing our House of Law: Legislative hierarchy and design in financial services law

The ALRC launches Interim Report B as part of its Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation. The report focuses on the role of legislative design and hierarchy in ensuring that the law is coherent and navigable, while remaining flexible enough to meet future needs.

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On-country immersion program builds judicial cross-cultural understanding

In September 2022, 26 judges of State and Federal Courts attended a cultural immersion program in the Kimberley. ALRC President, the Hon Justice SC Derrington AM, joined judges from across Australia to gain greater knowledge of Aboriginal cultures, history and languages. The program was hosted by the University of Notre Dame Nulungu Research Institute, a

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RECORDING Without Fear or Favour: Responses to the ALRC Report on Judicial Impartiality

Watch the Attorney-General deliver the Australian Government’s response to the ALRC’s final report and recommendations in the Judicial Impartiality Inquiry, followed by reflections on different aspects of the report by three members of the Inquiry’s Advisory Committee.

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PhD Scholarship opportunity: ALRC Financial Services Legislation Inquiry

The University of Wollongong is offering a PhD Scholarship to an outstanding candidate to undertake a thesis addressing the work to date, and findings of, the current Australian Law Reform Commission Inquiry into a Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation. Applications close 30 September 2022. Read more >>

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First steps to simplification of corporations and financial services legislation

Yesterday the Government released the first series of exposure draft legislation in response to Interim Report A of the ALRC’s review of corporations and financial services legislation. The draft legalisation partly implements a number of Recommendations from the Interim Report.

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WEBINAR Without Fear or Favour: Responses to the ALRC Report on Judicial Impartiality

Hear responses from the Government, the bench, the profession and academia to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Final Report, Without Fear or Favour: Judicial Impartiality and the Law on Bias.

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Without Fear or Favour: the ALRC’s new report on judicial impartiality and the law on bias

In its just-released report, Without Fear of Favour: Judicial Impartiality and the Law on Bias, the Australian Law Reform Commission has outlined 14 recommendations which, if adopted, will buttress impartial decision-making and help maintain the legitimacy of the federal judiciary in a changing world. This article outlines the context for the Inquiry, consultation views and empirical data considered by the ALRC, and summarises a number of the report’s key recommendations.

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RECORDING What we’ve heard and where to next

Delve into the praise and critique of the ALRC’s proposals and questions raised in Interim Report A of the Financial Services Legislation Inquiry in this recorded webinar held on Friday 17 June 2022. Watch the recording to understand what we’ve heard so far, and how this feedback will shape the ALRC’s approach to the simplification of financial services and corporations legislation.

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ALRC talks with practitioners at the 2022 Law Council of Australia’s Corporations Law Workshop

How to simplify the Corporations Act and financial services laws was the focus of the ALRC’s presentation to the  Law Council of Australia’s 2022 Corporations Law. The workshop was held in Katoomba, NSW on the 3-5 June 2022.

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