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04.11.2022

New ALRC Inquiry: Religious Educational Institutions and Anti-Discrimination Laws

The Australian Law Reform Commission has today received Terms of Reference from the Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP, to consider reforms to the way Federal anti-discrimination laws apply to religious educational institutions. The Government has appointed New South Wales Supreme Court Judge, the Hon Justice Stephen Rothman AM, as a Part-Time

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30.09.2022

Second interim report proposes a simpler model for financial services legislation

Today the Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC’s) second Interim Report in its three year review to reduce complexity in corporations and financial services legislation was tabled in Parliament by the Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP. Interim Report B contains proposals for an alternative legislative model that aims to be more coherent

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29.09.2022

Attorney-General commits to reforming Judicial Appointments and Complaints

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) welcomes today’s announcement by the Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP committing the Government to implementing all three recommendations made to it in Without Fear or Favour: Judicial Impartiality and the Law on Bias (Report 138, 2021).

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02.08.2022

Judicial Impartiality Final Report Released

Today the Australian Law Reform Commission report, Without Fear or Favour: Judicial Impartiality and the Law on Bias (Report 138, 2021) was tabled in Parliament by the Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon Mark Dreyfus QC.

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13.06.2022

ALRC President and Commissioner awarded the Order of Australia

The Australian Law Reform Commission congratulates the Honourable Justices Sarah Derrington and John Middleton on their appointment to the Order of Australia, recognised in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

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30.11.2021

First interim report reveals significant complexity in financial services legislation

The ALRC’s first Interim Report as part of a three-year review of complexity in Commonwealth legislation regulating corporations and financial services was today tabled in Parliament. The Commission seeks feedback on 16 proposals, and 8 questions for reform. Submissions are due by Friday 25 February 2022. The report contains 13 Recommendations for reform, relating to

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18.08.2021

Media Statement 18 August 2021

Consultation with the public is an important part of the law reform process conducted by the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC). The ALRC encourages the public to engage with it and values the contributions it receives from the public and relevant stakeholders. The ALRC is also committed to ensuring that it provides access to the

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30.04.2021

Judicial Impartiality Consultation Paper Released

Today the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) released a Consultation Paper for the review of Judicial Impartiality, and is calling for submissions on its questions and reform proposals. In Australia, judicial independence and impartiality are seen as fundamental to the common law system of adversarial trial, to the exercise of judicial power under the Australian

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22.02.2021

Commissioner appointed to ALRC Financial Services Legislation Inquiry

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) welcomes the appointment by Commonwealth Attorney-General, the Hon Christian Porter MP, of the Hon Justice Craig Colvin as a part-time Commissioner for the review of the legislative framework for corporations and financial services regulation.

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28.01.2021

Unnecessary complexity in Australia’s financial services laws

The complexity and prescriptiveness of Australian financial services laws makes it harder for businesses to meaningfully comply with the law, affecting businesses and consumers.

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