New 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.
What are the most pressing areas for law reform in Australia today?
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 ALRC, including: defamation, automated decision making, legal structures for social enterprises and press freedom. View the ALRC Report: The Future of Law Reform: A Suggested Program of Work 2020-25.
Amended Timeframe for Reporting
The Attorney-General has amended the Australian Law Reform Commission’s reporting deadline for the review into Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation to be 12 months from the date the Religious Discrimination Bill is passed by Parliament.
Welcome to the InquiryOn 11 December the Attorney-General provided Terms of Reference to the ALRC for an Inquiry into class actions and third party litigation funders.The aim of the inquiry is to ensure that the costs of class actions are ‘appropriate and proportionate and that the interests of plaintiffs and class members are protected’. The …Read more
View in original format.Tell us your story about the family law systemAs soon as the Review of the Family Law System was announced, the ALRC started receiving calls and emails from people keen to share their experiences of the family law system with us, in the hope their stories will illuminate some of the problems …Read more
View in original format.Welcome to the Review – from the Leading CommissionerWelcome to the first e-news for the Review of the Family Law System.It is a great privilege to have been asked to lead this Review, the first comprehensive review of Australia’s modern family law system since its commencement in January 1976. Although the system …Read more
The Report has been delivered!We are very happy to announce that yesterday afternoon the ALRC delivered its Report, Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response, to the Attorney-General, meeting the schedule in the Terms of Reference.The Report represents the culmination of research and consultation over a 15-month period. We received more than 450 submissions in response to two consultation documents …Read more
Meet the CommissionerHis Honour Judge Matthew Myers AM, newly minted ALRC Commissioner appointed to lead the Inquiry into incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, speaks about his journey in the law, and his perspective on this Inquiry.Listen to audio or read transcript >> See bio >>Upcoming consultationsConsultation is always key to the ALRC inquiry process, and …Read more
View original format.Welcome to the InquiryToday the ALRC received final Terms of Reference (TOR) for an Inquiry into incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Draft TOR were released by the Attorney-General’s Department for public consultation at the end of 2016, and the final TOR reflect much of the feedback that was received. …Read more