New ALRC Inquiry: Religious Educational Institutions and Anti-Discrimination Laws
On 4 November 2022 the Australian Law Reform Commission received Terms of Reference from the Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP, to consider reforms to the way Federal anti-discrimination laws apply to religious educational institutions.
The Government has appointed New South Wales Supreme Court Judge, the Hon Justice Stephen Rothman AM, as a part-time Commissioner for the Inquiry.
The new reference asks the ALRC to consider what reforms should be made, compatible with Australia’s international human rights obligations, to ensure, to the extent practicable, Federal anti-discrimination laws reflect the Government’s policy commitments in this area.
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Legislation Renovation: What Interim Report B means for you
Re-designing, Renovating and Renewing the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services
Wednesday 16 November 2022 at 1.00pm AEDT | 12.00pm AEST
Join the ALRC to examine Interim Report B and its proposed legislative model. Hear about the research and novel data analysis underpinning the ALRC’s most recent report into simplifying the legislative framework for corporations and financial services legislation.
Ask questions, as the panel outlines the ALRC’s proposed legislative model for Chapter 7 of the Corporations Act, which could produce a more user-friendly legislative framework for financial services.
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The ALRC is seeking submissions from stakeholders and the public in response to the proposals and questions raised in Financial Services Legislation: Interim Report B (ALRC Report 139).
Interim Report B contains proposals for an alternative legislative model that aims to be more coherent and principled, to accommodate change, and to make the law easier to navigate. The ALRC’s proposed legislative model combines existing legislative tools with a more principled approach to legislative design. The ALRC anticipates the reform ideas in Interim Report B would offer considerable benefits to consumers, industry, and regulated entities with a shorter, clearer, and more navigable legal framework that should significantly reduce compliance costs.
Submissions close 30 November 2022.
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Government Response to ALRC Judicial Impartiality Recommendations
Watch the Attorney-General deliver the Australian Government’s response to the ALRC’s final report and recommendations in the Judicial Impartiality Inquiry, followed by reflections on different aspects of the report by three members of the Inquiry’s Advisory Committee.
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Inaugural Michael Kirby Lecture
This annual lecture celebrates the law reform legacy of the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG both as the inaugural Chairman of the ALRC and as one of Australia’s leading jurists.
Monday 5 December 2022 at 5.00pm AEST in Melbourne and via live stream
The 2022 keynote address will be delivered by the Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP.
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