News and Media

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13.12.2018

New Part-time Commissioners for Family Law Inquiry

The ALRC is pleased to announce the appointment of two new part-time Commissioners to the Family Law Inquiry from December 12, 2018. The Honourable Michelle May AM QC and the Honourable Cheryl Edwardes AM GAICD join Commissioner and ALRC President the Honourable Justice Sarah Derrington and part-time commissioners, the Honourable John Faulks (former Deputy Chief

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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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04.10.2018

Litigation Funding: Access and Ethics

Speaking at the Australian Academy of Law lecture in Brisbane,  4 Oct 2018, the Hon Justice S C Derrington, President of the ALRC, provided some background to Litigation Funding and Class Actions in Australia, and around the world.  “Against this background, I turn to consider the overarching principles by which the ALRC has been guided

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02.10.2018

Media Release – Review of the Family Law System Discussion Paper released

 The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released a Discussion Paper, Review of the Family Law System (DP 86), and is calling for comments and feedback on its proposals for reform.The Terms of Reference for this Inquiry ask the ALRC to consider reform in relation to range of issues including the early and cost effective

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09.09.2018

Class Actions Seminar Series Presentation Slides

Australian Law Reform Commission Seminar on Class Action Proceedings and Third-party Litigation Funders Reform The Australian Law Reform Commission held three seminars where the ALRC presented the various responses to the proposals of the Discussion Paper on Class Action Proceedings and Third-party Litigation Funders, and sought views on amended and new ideas for reform. The presentation slides

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01.08.2018

Professor Helen Rhoades Presentation at 2018 AIFS Conference

On 27 July 2018, Professor Rhoades presented at the annual Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference.Dowload the speech here

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29.06.2018

Part-time Commissioner appointed

On 29 June 2018, The Hon Christian Porter MP, Attorney-General for Australia, announced the appointment of Dr Andrew Bickerdike as a Part-time Commissioner to the ALRC Review of the Family Law System. See Attorney-General’s media release>> 

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15.06.2018

Perspectives on Elder Abuse

On Elder Abuse Awareness Day 15 June 2018, Senior Right Service NSW published a video discussion between the ALRC Presdent, Justice Sarah Derrington, Principal Legal Officer, Matt Corrigan and Ellen Fanning. In the video the way in which law reform can support efforts to address elder abuse is discussed. 

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31.05.2018

Media Release – Discussion Paper 85 published

Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funding Releases Discussion PaperThe Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released a Discussion Paper, Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funders (DP 85), and is calling for comments and feedback on its questions and proposals for law and system reform.The ALRC has conducted more than 40 consultations

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31.05.2018

Access to justice in modern legal practice – what does it mean?

But what does access to justice mean? Is there a difference between a justice system and a
legal system? Does a legal system pre-suppose that justice is the end goal? And what, in any
event, is encompassed by notions of justice?

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