News and Media

Keep up to date with ALRC news and media.

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27.10.2020

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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22.10.2020

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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19.10.2020

Closing The Gap on Business and Human Rights

Human Rights Pulse Article by ALRC Legal Officer Tess Van Geelen

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01.10.2020

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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30.09.2020

The medieval law of debt and the interests served by the statutes merchant

Australian Bar Review Article published by ALRC Legal Officer Samuel Walpole.

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25.09.2020

Q&A with students at the University of Sydney

On 24 September 2020, ALRC Principal Legal Officer Micheil Paton and Senior Legal Officer Sarah Fulton answered questions from students in a class on Law Reform, at the request of Professor Simon Rice OAM, the Kim Santow Chair of Law and Social Justice at the University of Sydney Law School. The students had read a

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23.09.2020

World in a Box: What Legal issues might yet need to be resolved and by what mechanism?

Justice SC Derrington, President of the ALRC, presented at the Australian Academy of Law “World in a Box” online seminar on 23 September 2020. Read World in a Box address >> 

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14.09.2020

Corporate Crime: Directors’ and Officers’ Liability on the Map

Latest report from the Australian Law Reform Commission sets out the ways in which directors and senior executives can – and should – be held responsible when companies break the law.
In Chapter 9 of its Final Report on Corporate Criminal Responsibility, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) takes a deep dive into how directors and executives of Australian companies may be held personally liable for corporate misconduct.

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11.09.2020

ALRC InBrief | September 2020

New Inquiries Announced 
Corporate Criminal Responsibility – Final Report Released
Corporate Criminal Responsibility Podcast Series
Future of Law Reform Webinar Recordings 

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11.09.2020

ALRC Inquiries Announced

The Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon Christian Porter MP, has issued terms of reference for two Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) inquiries. The first Inquiry topic is judicial impartiality and the second is a review of the legislative framework for corporations and financial services regulation. Review of Judicial Impartiality  The ALRC has been asked to

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