News and Media

Keep up to date with ALRC news and media.

For media queries, please contact comms@alrc.gov.au.

10.09.2020

Sentencing Corporations: Can the Punishment Fit the Crime?

ALRC report calls for greater creativity and flexibility in corporate sentencing.

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07.09.2020

Tightening the Screws on Corporate Crime and Human Rights

Latest ALRC report calls for a ‘failure to prevent’ offence for transnational crimes, and a holistic review of the business and human rights framework.
In Chapter 10 of its recent Final Report on Corporate Criminal Responsibility, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) recommended that the Government consider introducing a ‘failure to prevent’ type offence for certain extraterritorial offences, modelled on the failure to prevent foreign bribery offence that is currently before Parliament.

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04.09.2020

The Attribution Game: Corporate Fault and Attribution of Criminal Responsibility

In its Final Report on Corporate Criminal Responsibility, the ALRC recommended that there be a single legislative method for attributing criminal responsibility to corporations.

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03.09.2020

Corporate Criminal Responsibility Podcast Series

In this podcast series you will hear from several members of the Australian Law Reform Commission team discussing key issues raised in the Corporate Criminal Responsibility Final Report.
Each of the short interviews will unpack the current landscape and the final recommendations made by the ALRC.

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01.09.2020

Press Freedom – a nationwide conversation on law reform

On Monday 24 August 2020 the Australian Law Reform Commission co-hosted with the University of Queensland a webinar with a panel of experts discussing the potential for a future ALRC inquiry into press freedom.

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31.08.2020

Corporate Crime eNews

The Australian Law Reform Commission report, Corporate Criminal Responsibility (Report 136, 2020), was tabled in Parliament today by the Attorney-General, the Hon Christian Porter MP.

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31.08.2020

Corporate Criminal Responsibility Inquiry – Final Report Released

The Australian Law Reform Commission report, Corporate Criminal Responsibility (Report 136, 2020), was tabled in Parliament today.

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31.08.2020

Legal Structures for Social Enterprises – a nationwide conversation on law reform

On Monday 17 August 2020 the Australian Law Reform Commission co-hosted with the University of Melbourne a webinar with a panel of experts discussing the potential for a future ALRC inquiry into legal structures for social enterprises.

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13.08.2020

Automated Decision Making and Administrative Law – a nationwide conversation on law reform

On Monday 10 August 2020 the Australian Law Reform Commission, co-hosted with the Queensland University of Technology and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society, a webinar with a panel of experts discussing the potential for a future ALRC inquiry into automated decision making and administrative law.

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31.07.2020

Defamation – a nationwide conversation on law reform

On Monday 27 July 2020 the Australian Law Reform Commission co-hosted with the University of Sydney a webinar with a panel of experts discussing the potential for a future ALRC inquiry into reform of defamation law.

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