News and Media

Keep up to date with ALRC news and media.

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19.12.2022

The Wondrous Universe of Law: The ALRC’s DataHub and a new age of legal exploration

In this article the ALRC announce the launch of the DataHub, which will enable greater explorations of our Universe of Law. Using the DataHub and new tools of discovery, this article summarises four key learnings about our law. They concern the law’s scale, expansion, complexity, and tendency to disorder. These learnings, and others gleaned from the DataHub, can help improve our Universe of Law, for the benefit of all.

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16.12.2022

RECORDING Legislation Renovation: What Interim Report B means for you

On Wednesday 16 November 2022, the ALRC hosted a webinar to examine Interim Report B and its proposed legislative model. Hear about the research and novel data analysis underpinning the ALRC’s most recent report into simplifying the legislative framework for corporations and financial services legislation.

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12.12.2022

All Roads Lead to Rome: the ALRC’s new Background Paper on unconscionable and misleading or deceptive conduct

This article provides a high-level summary of the ALRC’s latest Background Paper on unconscionable and misleading or deceptive conduct provisions in financial services legislation. The ALRC proposes a consolidation of such provisions, to improve the expressive power of the law, and to reduce the burden of compliance and enforcement. Dr William Isdale  Starting in around

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25.11.2022

The Design of Everyday Law

In this article the ALRC considers how principles of ‘human-centred design’ could be used to improve the ‘user experience’ of Australia’s legislation — and increase the likelihood that it is understood and complied with.

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08.11.2022

ALRC In Brief | November 2022

On 4 November 2022 the Australian Law Reform Commission 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.

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07.11.2022

Religious Exemptions Inquiry eNews | November 2022

On 3 November 2022 the Attorney-General of Australian, the Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP, withdrew the terms of reference for the review into the framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation. Accordingly, this Inquiry is now closed and will not be completed.

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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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27.10.2022

Judicial Impartiality ENews | October 2022

Government Response to ALRC Judicial Impartiality Recommendations 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. READ WEBINAR SUMMARY READ ALRC MEDIA RELEASE The ALRC Report, Without Fear

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27.10.2022

Judicial Impartiality eNews | October 2022

Judicial Impartiality eNews 27 October 2022 Government Response to ALRC Judicial Impartiality Recommendations 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. READ WEBINAR SUMMARY READ ALRC MEDIA

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26.10.2022

Financial Services Legislation ENews | October 2022

WEBINAR Legislation Renovation: What Interim Report B means for you Re-designing, Renovating and Renewing the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Wednesday 16 November 2022 at 1.00pm AEDT | 12.00pm AEST Join the ALRC to examine Interim Report B and its proposed legislative model. Hear about the research and novel data analysis underpinning the ALRC’s most recent report

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