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What are the most pressing areas for law reform in Australia today? In 2019, the Australian Law Reform Commission undertook research and broad public consultation to address this question. 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 …Read more
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.
Join fellow stakeholders to deep dive into the inquiry of Australia’s corporate criminal responsibility regime prior to the completion of the ALRC’s Final Report.
The ALRC is holding a series of seminars in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to provide an update and to encourage additional feedback into the current inquiry.
In December 2019 Principal Legal Officer Micheil Paton and Legal Officer Phoebe Tapley were published in the Griffith Journal of Law and Human Dignity analysing aspects of the ALRC’s Family Law Inquiry report through the lens of “human dignity”. Read the Journal article.Read more
The Banking Executive Accountability Regime: an alternative model of individual liability for corporate fault
On 15 November, the ALRC released a Discussion Paper as part of its Corporate Criminal Responsibility Inquiry. In the Discussion Paper, the ALRC proposed reforms to individual liability for corporate criminal conduct. The proposals are set out in Chapter 7 of the Discussion Paper, and a shorter summary is available here. These proposals respond to …Read more
When sentencing an offender key objectives include: denouncing the conduct of the offender; ensuring that the offender is punished justly for the offence; deterring the offender and others from committing the same or similar offences; promoting the rehabilitation of the offender; protecting the community by limiting the capacity of the offender to re-offend; and promoting …Read more
On Monday 2 December 2019, the ALRC launched the report of the Future of Law Reform project at a well-attended and high-spirited event in the Commonwealth Law Courts building in Brisbane. President of the ALRC, Justice Sarah Derrington, outlined the origins and purposes of the project, reflecting on the ALRC’s longstanding commitment to public involvement …Read more