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Financial Services Legislation eNews | December 2020

The ALRC has set out the approach to be taken for the Financial Services Legislation multi-year inquiry. The scope briefly outlines the structure of the inquiry, a preliminary analysis of existing problems and intended inquiry outcomes, and a description of some of the key topics to be addressed in the course of the inquiry.

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Judicial Impartiality eNews | December 2021

The first background paper for the review into judicial impartiality has now been released.
The law on judicial bias: A primer provides an introductory summary and overview of key aspects of the law on judicial bias as it relates to the Australian federal judiciary. 

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Judicial Bias and Public Confidence: The Importance of Good Data

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has been asked to review the laws relating to impartiality and bias as they apply to the federal judiciary in Australia. These laws seek to ensure that justice is both done and seen to be done in Commonwealth courts and tribunals.

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Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence: In Conversation with the Australian Law Reform Commission

On Wednesday 18 November Matt Corrigan (ALRC General Counsel) and Tess Van Geelen (ALRC Legal Officer) presented to the UN Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA) on mandatory human rights due diligence in the Australian legal landscape.

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ALRC InBrief | November 2020

The Future of Law Reform Update 
Regulation expert joins the Financial Services Inquiry
Inquiry Process Evolves
Corporate Criminal Responsibility Articles

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Closing the Justice Gap: Implementing the ALRC’s Pathways to Justice Roadmap | Law Council of Australia Webinar

On 28 October 2020 the Law Council of Australia hosted an online webinar, “Closing the Justice Gap: Implementing the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Pathways to Justice Roadmap”, which involved a panel discussion featuring eminent advocates and academics, Dr Hannah McGlade, Ms Cheryl Axleby, Dr Tracey McIntosh and Mr Tony McAvoy SC. Law Council President, Pauline

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Regulation expert joins the Financial Services Inquiry

The ALRC welcomes Associate Professor Andrew Godwin as Special Counsel for the Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation.

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The Future of Law Reform in Australia

The Law Society of Tasmania Law Letter Article by ALRC Principal Legal Officer Micheil Paton

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Closing The Gap on Business and Human Rights

Human Rights Pulse Article by ALRC Legal Officer Tess Van Geelen
In early September, the second revised Draft of an international treaty on business and human rights was released by a working group established by the UN Human Rights Council (the OEIGWG). At regional and national levels, a number of states have also taken decisive steps towards better regulating the human rights impacts of business.

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The Global Anticorruption Blog: Guest Post

Australia Considers New Approaches to Corporate Criminal Liability
Today’s guest post is from Matt Corrigan and Samuel Walpole, respectively General Counsel and Legal Officer at the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC).

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