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02.12.2019

Report Launch – The Future of Law Reform

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) is today releasing a report suggesting an ambitious agenda for law reform over the next five years. The report will be launched by the current ALRC President, the Hon Justice Sarah Derrington, and the inaugural ALRC Chairman, Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, in the Commonwealth Law Courts Building in

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15.11.2019

ALRC Corporate Crime – Discussion Paper

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released a Discussion Paper, Corporate Criminal Responsibility (DP 87). Building on the work of the Hayne Royal Commission, the ALRC has found that Commonwealth criminal law as it applies to corporations is impenetrably complex and in need of significant reform. There is an overregulation by the criminal law

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04.06.2019

Results in Brief: Seminar on the Future of Public Law Reform

On 29 May 2019, the Australian Law Reform Commission and the University of NSW hosted a conversation on the future of law and constitutional reform in Australia. To find out more about the discussion a short summary is available here.

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27.05.2019

Where next for law reform? Melbourne University seminar

The future of law reform: Constitutional and Immigration IssuesTuesday 18th June 20195.00pm until 6.00pmRoom 920, Level 9, Melbourne Law SchoolThe Australian Law Reform Commission and the University of Melbourne Law School are pleased to present a panel discussion on the future of legal and constitutional reform in Australia. The discussion progresses the ALRC’s new project seeking public input

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27.05.2019

Where next for law reform? Second public seminar

The future of law reform: Technology and the LawWednesday 12th June 2019Time 1.30pm – 3.00pmThe Moot Theatre, College of Law, Australian National UniversityThe Australian Law Reform Commission and the Australian National University are pleased to present a panel discussion on the future of law reform in Australia. The discussion progresses the ALRC’s new project seeking public

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15.05.2019

Thinking big: The Australian Constitution as a law reform project

As part of the ALRC’s Where next for law reform? project the ALRC is encouraging Australians to think big. Arguably the most significant law reform initiative would be to revise the constitution. We have prepared a short paper to start the conversation.

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10.05.2019

Where next for law reform? First Public Seminar

The Australian Law Reform Commission and the University of NSW are pleased to present a panel discussion on the future of law and constitutional reform in Australia. The discussion will launch the ALRC’s new project seeking public input to assist in identifying areas of Australian law which may benefit from reform.The University of NSW will

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30.04.2019

Family Law Report – Closing the jurisdictional gap

The first recommendation in the ALRC’s latest inquiry report: Family Law for the Future is that family law disputes be returned to the states and territories and the federal family courts eventually abolished. This recommendation responds to arguably the most pressing concern facing the family law system: that children are falling into harm because of gaps between

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24.01.2019

Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings Final Report

On January 24 2019, the Attorney-General for Australia tabled in Parliament the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) report, Integrity, Fairness and Efficiency—An Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funders (Report 134, 2018).The Terms of Reference for this Inquiry asked the ALRC to consider whether, and to what extent class action proceedings and third-party

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05.11.2018

Professor Helen Rhoades

Please find attached a media release in relation to Professor Helen Rhoades

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