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ALRC InBrief | January 2021

ALRC momentum continues into 2021
Last year saw unprecedented times as Australia and the international community adapted to the challenges of a global pandemic. Despite those challenges, it was a productive year for the ALRC.

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Developing the law reform mindset: reflections on the move from private practice to the ALRC

What is the ‘law reform mindset’? It seems to consist of five key features, which are discussed in this short piece.

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ALRC in the media – 2021

The ALRC monitors the media for references to the Commission and its inquiries. This list for 2021 is not comprehensive.

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Corporate Criminal Responsibility – the Case for Reform

Article originally published in Law Letter, the magazine of the Tasmanian legal profession.

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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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