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Join the ALRC as it hosts a panel of international experts from the UK, New Zealand, and Hong Kong to discuss regulatory design and the hierarchy of laws.Read more
New Background Paper: Risk and Reform In a new Background Paper — Risk and Reform in Australian Financial Services Law (FSL5) — the Australian Law Reform Commission explores how an evolution in thinking about risk has been an important driver of financial services law reform. In particular, the Paper reveals how the ‘shifting sands’ of regulatory approaches have resulted …Read more
On Tuesday 22 March 2022 the Centre for Ethics and Law at University College London hosted the webinar, Regulating Digital and Crypto-finance: A Conversation Across Borders. The panel bought together a number of experts, including ALRC Special Counsel Dr Andrew Godwin, to discuss the different reform agendas that may be pursued in different jurisdictions relating to crypto-finance and digital finance innovations more broadly.Read more
Shifting sands in the regulation of financial risk: the ALRC’s new Background Paper on Risk and Reform in Australian Financial Services Law
In a new Background Paper — Risk and Reform in Australian Financial Services Law (FSL5) — the Australian Law Reform Commission explores how an evolution in thinking about risk has been an important driver of financial services law reform. In particular, the Paper reveals how the ‘shifting sands’ of regulatory approaches have resulted in legislation that is unwieldy and extraordinarily complex.Read more
On Wednesday 2 March 2022 ALRC Special Counsel Dr Andrew Godwin presented the Melbourne Law School 2022 Rare Books Lecture.
This lecture offers glimpses into the life and career of Melbourne Law School graduate, William Ah Ket, Australia’s first barrister of Chinese origin.
Submissions closing Submissions in response to Interim Report A close on 25 February 2022. The Australian Law Reform Commission seeks feedback on 16 proposals and 8 questions in relation to the reform of corporations and financial services legislation. The ALRC’s first Interim Report – as part of a three-year review of complexity in Commonwealth legislation regulating corporations and financial …Read more
In 2022, the ALRC is undertaking a number of projects to identify aspects of complexity in corporations and financial services legislation. These projects will provide legislators with a reform menu and allow complexity to be appropriately managed over time.Read more
On 18 February 2022, The Piddington Society and Fremantle Community Legal Centre hosted the 2022 Walyalup (Fremantle) Law Conference. The Hon Justice Sarah Derrington, President of the Australian Law Reform Commission, provided the opening keynote address on judicial bias titled: Without Fear or Favour. Download speech >>Read more
Australian Public Law Blog Article by Dr William Isdale and Nicholas Simoes da SilvaRead more