ALRC InBrief | Merry Christmas

Season’s Greetings!

The Australian Law Reform Commission wishes you a wonderful festive season.

2021 has been a productive year for the ALRC: submitting the Judicial Impartiality Inquiry Report to the Attorney-General on 6 December; and releasing the first Interim Report for the Financial Services Inquiry on 30 November.

As an end-of-year celebration of the research, analysis and reports completed in 2021, the ALRC team have created a festive inquiry-related version of the 12 Days of Christmas.

We invite you to view the seasonal tribute: 12 Days of Christmas. For an explanation of the lyrics, please read further.

The ALRC office will be closed from Thursday 23 December 2021, and reopen on Tuesday 4 January 2022.

2022 Webinar Date Savers

(Re)viewing Twin Peaks in Australia and Abroad

Thursday 27 January 2022 at 6pm AEDT

Join Dr Andrew Godwin, along with an impressive panel, for the online launch of The Cambridge Handbook of Twin Peaks Financial Regulation. 

Hosted by the Centre for Corporate Law, Melbourne Law School, and the ALRC, discussions will examine the Twin Peaks landscape in Australia and internationally.

Reducing Complexity: Why? Where? How?

Thursday 10 February 2022 at 5pm AEDT

This interactive webinar will provide an opportunity to delve deeper into the key topics covered in the Financial Services Legislation Inquiry Interim Report A.

Learn how your feedback can shape future reform developments, and ask questions of the ALRC panel as they examine ‘why, where and how’ complexity can be reduced.

Monash Interns Update

Once again, this year the ALRC benefited from research collaboration with Monash University Law Clinics. Current interns, Mikaela Rimbaldo, Nenxuan (Coco) Yu and Sarah Calder, are undertaking research tasks that will contribute to the three-year Financial Services Legislation Inquiry.

Earlier this year, Ewan Rozdal described the intern experience as invaluable.

Thank you to all of the Monash students for 2021!



Thank you and welcome

As the year concludes, we say good-bye to the 2021 outgoing Research Associates. Claudia Harper and Adam Khadra have been valued members of ALRC team and we wish them well as they continue in their legal careers.

In 2022, the ALRC will welcome two new Research Associates. Ellie Filkin, a recent graduate from Monash University (BA/LLB Hons) and a past participant in the ALRC Law Clinic, will be joining in January. Ourania (Nia) Emmanouil will commence in March. Nia is currently completing a Juris Doctor at RMIT in Melbourne. Nia holds a PhD from Charles Darwin University, a Bachelor of Social Science and a Graduate Diploma in Education from RMIT. Her research has focused on reconciliation and land justice issues.  

Financial Services Legislation Interim Report A now online

The ALRC’s first Interim Report as part of a three-year review of complexity in Commonwealth legislation regulating corporations and financial services focuses in particular on the use and design of definitions in legislation.

The ALRC seeks feedback on 16 proposals, and 8 questions in relation to reform of corporations and financial legislation. Submissions are due by Friday 25 February 2022

Download the Summary Report.
Download Interim Report A.
Hard copy versions of the report are also available to purchase.


Judicial Impartiality Background Papers

The ALRC published a Consultation Paper containing questions and draft proposals for public comment. Seven background papers have also been released as part of its Review of Judicial Impartiality.

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Financial Services Legislation Background Papers

The ALRC has released four background papers as part of its Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation.