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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.Read more
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 …Read more
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?
The Australian Law Reform Commission report, Pathways to Justice–Inquiry into the Incarceration Rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, was tabled in Parliament today.Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men are 14.7 times more likely to be imprisoned than non-Indigenous men. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are 21.2 times more likely to be imprisoned …Read more
TranscriptSabina Wynn (SW): Welcome to this podcast about the ALRC Report about the incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. I’m Sabina Wynn, the Executive Director of the ALRC, and I’m here with the Commissioner-in-Charge of the Inquiry, Judge Matthew Myers.Commissioner Matthew Myers (MM): Sabina, thank you for having me. If I can …Read more
The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has released an Issues Paper for its Review of the Family Law System, and is calling for submissions from the public.The family law system is undergoing its first, independent comprehensive review since the inception of the Family Law Act 1975 more than forty years ago.Much has changed in Australian …Read more
Principal Legal Officer, Matt Corrigan, chats with Summer 2018 interns: Marcus Dahl from ANU, and Thea Casey and Nicola Bird from Monash University.TranscriptMatt Corrigan: Good Morning. My name is Matt Corrigan and I’m a Principal Legal Officer here at the Australian Law Reform Commission, and I am sitting down with three of our fantastic Summer 2018 interns—Marcus, …Read more
Welcome to the InquiryOn 11 December the Attorney-General provided Terms of Reference to the ALRC for an Inquiry into class actions and third party litigation funders.The aim of the inquiry is to ensure that the costs of class actions are ‘appropriate and proportionate and that the interests of plaintiffs and class members are protected’. The …Read more