ALRC in the media – 2022

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

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

Title Date Organisation Topic
Bring back CAMAC for independent advice on company law 27/06/2022 Australian Financial Review Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Moving to a new era 27/06/2022 Money Management Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Insignia proposes centralised certification for advisers 24/06/2022 Professional Planner Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
FBAA warns against merging credit licences with AFSLs 22/06/2022 The Adviser Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Industry defies ALRC’s retail client definition proposals 21/06/2022 Money Management Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Plug gaps in broker regulations, says MFAA 21/06/2022 The Adviser Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Experts provide input on financial services rules 20/06/2022 Insurance News Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
ALRC reveals feedback from advice legislation inquiry 17/06/2022 Money Management Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
No simple metric to measure quality advice: FPA 17/06/2022 Professional Planner Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Ditch one-size-fits-all regulatory approach: SIAA 17/06/2022 Professional Planner Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
RIP MIS: Funders, lawyers hail enod of ‘ill-fitting’ regime for class actions 16/06/2022 Lawyerly Integrity, Fairness and Efficiency—An Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funders (ALRC Report 134)
CPD: Bigger than Hayne? The ALRC Review and what it means for financial advisers 15/06/2022 Adviser Voice Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Calls to combat financial elder abuse 15/06/2022 The Adviser Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response (ALRC Report 131)
ALRC president recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours 14/06/2022 Money Management ALRC
ALRC leaders named to Order of Australia 13/06/2022 Australiasian Lawyer ALRC
Longo challenges lawyers to go beyond ‘checklist’ 09/06/2022 Australian Financial Review Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
‘Don’t ignore us’: Faith leaders demand quick action on religious freedoms 09/06/2022 The Sydney Morning Herald Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Exclusive: ALRC mulls separate adviser, stockbroker rules 08/06/2022 Professional Planner Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Former High Court top judge Gerard Brennan remebered for ‘profound’ contribution 02/06/2022 Lawyerly ALRC
Sensitive NDIS health data breached in client platform hack 31/05/2022 Innovation Australia Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (ALRC Report 123)
‘Sophisticated’ investors struggle with financial knowledge 30/05/2022 Money Management Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
ALRC says changes to current legislation will result in ‘better compliance’ 27/05/2022 Independent Financial Adviser Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
The long-term gains of simplifying financial services legislation 27/05/2022 Money Management Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
No pain, no gain: ALRC ponders Govt tolerance of Corps Act overhaul 26/05/2022 Professional Planner Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Reducing compliance ‘opacity’ key to reform: CoreData 26/05/2022 Professional Planner Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Digital super agency considered for $10b transformation 25/05/2022 Australian Financial Review Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
ASIC wants brokers to avoid pitfalls of overly complex advice laws 24/05/2022 Australian Financial Review Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (ALRC Report 123)
Mixed views on decoupling ‘personal advice’ from ‘financial service’ 17/05/2022 Money Management Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
SIAA challenges individual adviser registration move despite industry support 16/05/2022 Professional Planner Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Breaking down the ALRC’s legislation review 16/05/2022 Money Management Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
An ‘archaic’ law has been removing Australians with disability from the electoral roll ‘in droves’, advocates say 14/05/2022 ABC News Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws (ALRC Report 124)
Calls for safe harbour provisions to be recasted as ‘indicative behaviours of compliance’ 13/05/2022 Independent Financial Adviser Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Commission sparks design 101 conversation for legislative drafting 12/05/2022 The Mandarin Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Whatever the outcome in this election, the religious freedom issue is not going away 12/05/2022 The Catholic Weekly Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
At-risk Liberal MP wants to align timing of faith and LGBTQ laws 10/05/2022 Australian Financial Review Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
PM appears unaware of surgery rules for trans youngsters 10/05/2022 Australian Financial Review Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Tough task ahead as PM stands by plan for a religious discrimination act 10/05/2022 The Catholic Leader Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Pensions being lost in advice regulation discussion 09/05/2022 SMSF Adviser Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
No winner in shouty debate but Labor pulls clear 09/05/2022 In Daily Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Australia needs decisive action to combat climate change, corporate corruption and human rights violations 09/05/2022 The Fifth Estate Corporate Criminal Responsibility (ALRC Report 136)
Liberal MPs will cross the floor again to protect LGBT students if religious bill is revived 08/05/2022 The Sydney Morning Herald Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Stoker signals no changes to Sex Discrimination Act in future agenda 07/05/2022 Out in Perth Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Removing the financial threshold test 06/05/2022 Money Management Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
There are other ways to simplify best interest duty: AFA 05/05/2022 Professional Planners Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Sophisticated investor? Financial planners want new rules on who qualifies 04/05/2022 The Australian Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
PM vows to pass unamended Religious Discrimination bill 03/05/2022 Out in Perth Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
PM Morrison says he will pass the unamended Religious Discrimination bill 02/05/2022 Eternity Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
‘Regulating the crap out of it’: More to advice than consumer protection 22/04/2022 Professional Planner Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Calls for law reform to secure voting access for people with disability 21/04/2022 Out in Perth Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws (ALRC Report 124)
Two UNE researchers focus on protecting rights of elderly 18/04/2022 The Armidale Express Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response (ALRC Report 131)
Big parties – big data: political parties should be stripped of their privacy protection exemption 17/04/2022 The National Tribune For Your Information: Australian Privacy Law and Practice (ALRC Report 108)
Election 2022: Catholic challenge set for faith laws 13/04/2022 The Australian Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
The Corporate Counsel Show: Risk, reform and financial services 12/04/2022 Lawyers Weekly Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
No pain, no gain 6/04/2022 NMP Education Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
How to draft a workable Religious Discrimination Bill 6/04/2022 Australian Public Law Blog Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Safe bet on no rate hike in election campaign as RBA keeps powder dry 05/04/2022 The Australian Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Industry backs federal budget spending on mental health support 04/04/2022 Insurance News Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Product and advice must be separated to make industry a ‘genuine profession’ 1/04/2022 SMSFAdviser Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Budget 2022: Could more changes be announced by the election? 31/03/2022 Money Management Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Product and advice must be separated to make industry a ‘genuine profession’ 30/03/2022 Independent Financial Adviser Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Regulatory architecture can’t cope with evolving consumer risks: ALRC 29/03/2022 Professional Planner Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Increasing access won’t dilute advice quality: Levy 28/03/2022 Professional Planner Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Plan to simplify retail client definition sparks concern 28/03/2022 Insurance News Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Financial services rules ‘too complex, incoherent and inaccessible’ 27/03/2022 Australian Financial Review Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Jurors who sat in the Zachary Rolfe murder trial might now feel cheated – that’s understandable 26/03/2022 The Guardian Family Violence – A National Legal Response (ALRC Report 114) /
Financial services legislation has become extraordinarily complex: ALRC 24/03/2022 Money Management Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Labor could make it easier for shareholders to sue ‘dodgy’ directors 24/03/2022 Australian Financial Review Integrity, Fairness and Efficiency—An Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funders (ALRC Report 134)
ICA warns against retail definition change 22/03/2022 Insurance News Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Judge pans ‘inappropriate’ class action reforms, says courts have it covered 18/03/2022 Lawyerly Integrity, Fairness and Efficiency—An Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funders (ALRC Report 134)
Shadow AG watched ‘in horror’ as class action reforms advanced 18/03/2022 Lawyerly Integrity, Fairness and Efficiency—An Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funders (ALRC Report 134)
Murphy’s law enforcer: Why police are watching people in bottle shop car park 16/03/2022 The Age For Your Information: Australian Privacy Law and Practice (ALRC Report 108)
OPINION: All-white juries are a symptom of structural racism 15/03/2022 NITV Pathways to Justice–Inquiry into the Incarceration Rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (ALRC Report 133)
Pat O’Shane calls for police accountability on International Day Against Police Brutality 15/03/2022 Green Left Pathways to Justice–Inquiry into the Incarceration Rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (ALRC Report 133)
TAA suggests careful approach on financial law reforms 14/03/2022 Insurance News Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Quality of Advice Review terms of reference finalised 11/03/2022 Professional Planner Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Banks lobby for changes to rules on products 10/03/2022 Australian Financial Review Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
ALRC needs to ‘tread carefully’ with simplifying Corporations Act: TAA 09/03/2022 Money Management Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Calls to separate financial advice from product ‘long overdue’ 08/03/2022 Independent Financial Adviser Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
TAA calls for prudent pace for reforms 08/03/2022 Financial Standard Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
NIBA rejects renaming personal advice 07/03/2022 Insurance News Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Sensible class action reform needed to ensure access to justice for next 30 years 07/03/2022 Lawyerly Integrity, Fairness and Efficiency—An Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funders (ALRC Report 134)
Unfinished business: Hayne’s call for simpler corporate laws 07/03/2022 Australian Financial Review Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
ASIC chair outlines 2022 priorities 04/03/2022 Mortgage Business Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
FSC calls on Govt to provide clear and interactive Corporations Act 04/03/2022 Money Management Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Corporations Act ‘broken and needs reform’, says ASIC chief Joe Longo 03/03/2022 The Australian Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Advisers cautious of election promises 03/03/2022 Financial Standard Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
The AFSL regime should not be ‘one size fits all’ 03/03/2022 Money Management Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
InFocus: Moving to principle-based legislation 03/03/2022 Money Management Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Ditch AFSLs for advisers: FPA 02/03/2022 Professional Planner Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
FPA pushes for advice law simplification 02/03/2022 Financial Standard Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
FPA proposes changes to financial advice law 02/03/2022 Money Management Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Advisers being hit with ‘never-ending list of contradictory requirements’: FPA 02/03/2022 Independent Financial Adviser Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
An Australian republic requires a new constitution 26/02/2022 The Canberra Times ALRC
Governments accused of allowing elder financial abuse 24/02/2022 National Seniors Australia Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response (ALRC Report 131)
NIBA shares 2021.2 convention highlights 24/02/2022 Insurance Business Australia Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Taking on stigma is crucial to eradicating elder abuse 23/02/2022 SBS Hindi Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response (ALRC Report 131)
The night God, sex and the backbench humbled a prime minister 20/02/2022 Australian Financial Review Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Julian Leeser: Protections for all of us 20/02/2022 The Catholic Weekly Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
The debate over the federal Religious Discrimination Bill has been hijacked by progressive secularists — and neither party is blameless 16/02/2022 ABC Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Bankers call for financial reforms to stop elder abuse 16/02/2022 HelloCare Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response (ALRC Report 131)
‘This is what defines me’: Why a first-term Liberal MP crossed the floor 15/02/2022 The Sydney Morning Herald Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Bankers push for an end to elder abuse 15/02/2022 Mortgage Business Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response (ALRC Report 131)
Bankers call for financial reforms to stop elder abuse 14/02/2022 The Canberra Times Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response (ALRC Report 131)
Kristina Keneally admits Labor may support sacking LGBTIQA+ teachers 13/02/2022 Out in Perth Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Shadow Home Affairs Minister Kristina Keneally says statement of belief ‘not needed’ 13/02/2022 The West Australian Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Take the time to write a proper religious discrimination bill 11/02/2022 The Sydney Morning Herald Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Glaring deficiency in discrimination law remains in religion stoush 11/02/2022 The Australian Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
How in God’s name did we get here? 11/02/2022 WA Today Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Religious freedom tumbles into political and cultural divide 11/02/2022 The Australian Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Religious discrimination bill scratched for now 11/02/2022 The Mandarin Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Australia politics live: Religious discrimination bill passed by the House with key amendment, now heads to the Senate 10/02/2022 News.com.au Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Labor MPs agree to pass religious bill in House of Representatives if changes are made in the Senate 10/02/2022 Sky News Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Why the future of the religious discrimination bill is now in doubt 10/02/2022 SBS News Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Marathon debate wraps up as religious discrimination bill passes House of Representatives 10/02/2022 The West Australian Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Cynical vote grabbing or genuine concern: the Religious Discrimination Bill unpacked 10/02/2022 WA Today Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Senators to push for independent review of contentious religious discrimination bill 10/02/2022 4BC News Talk Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Anne Ruston says the government’s proposed federal integrity commission would have powers ‘well in excess’ of a royal commission. Is she correct? 10/02/2022 ABC News  For Your Information: Australian Privacy Law and Practice (ALRC Report 108)
Religious freedom bill passes amid Liberal revolt 10/02/2022 Australian Financial Review Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Everything you need to know about the law changes for LGBTQI students 10/02/2022 The Sydney Morning Herald Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Labor sets out changes to religion bill 09/02/2022 7 News Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Labor will back the government’s religious discrimination bill, will attempt to include trans protections in Senate 09/02/2022 ABC News  Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Every child deserves protection of the law 09/02/2022 The Age Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Calls for law to recognise serious privacy breaches deserve compensation 09/02/2022 The Mandarin Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (ALRC Report 123)
Scott Morrison’s warning to Liberals: unite or lose federal election 09/02/2022 The Australian Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Protections for trans students rejected 08/02/2022 The Canberra Times Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
PM wins Coalition backing for religious freedom laws 08/02/2022 Australian Financial Review Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
‘License to degrade or belittle’: Liberal MP breaks ranks 08/02/2022 The West Australian Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
‘Think about our team’: PM pressures moderates as party backs religious laws 08/02/2022 WA Today Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Transgender students won’t be protected from expulsion under proposed change to Sex Discrimination Act 08/02/2022 ABC News Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Don’t Listen To Lies 08/02/2022 The National Tribune Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Religious discrimination legislation seeks corporate blessing 06/02/2022 The Australian Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
ScoMo staring down fiery Senate battle over controversial laws 04/02/2022 The Australian Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Amanda Stoker: religious schools should be able to exercise beliefs others find ‘offensive’ 04/02/2022 RN Breakfast Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Timeline of religious discrimination laws 04/02/2022 The Canberra Times Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
PM says Sex and Religious Discrimination will be adjusted simultaneously 04/02/2022 Out in Perth Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Religion’s right to offend? ‘The language of hate has no place in schools’ 04/02/2022 The Australian Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
PM Scott Morrison wants gay students protected before 2022 federal election 04/02/2022 The Canberra Times Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
PM confirms plan to deliver protections for LGBTIQ students before election 04/02/2022 WA Today Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Lack of clarity clouds the nation’s rule of law 03/02/2022 The Australian Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Senate committee signs off on litigation funding reform, with caveats 03/02/2022 Australian Financial Review Integrity, Fairness and Efficiency—An Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funders (ALRC Report 134)
Church schools will lose right to expel gay students as PM deals with moderate Liberals 03/02/2022 The Sydney Morning Herald Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Senate committee backs cap on litigation funders’ returns 03/02/2022 Lawyerly Integrity, Fairness and Efficiency—An Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funders (ALRC Report 134)
Why Morrison refuses to drop the religious discrimination bill 29/01/2022 The Saturday Paper Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
FSC announces new executive director for advocacy 24/01/2022 Independent Financial Adviser Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
New call for ASIC’s ‘flawed’ regulatory model to be overhauled 21/01/2022 Independent Financial Adviser Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
From the aggressive to the bizarre: MPs grill prelate over Religious Discrimination Bill 21/01/2022 The Catholic Weekly Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
Broker feedback wanted on ‘complex’ financial services legislation 17/01/2022 The Adviser Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation
Industry called on to help address ‘complex’ financial services laws 13/01/2022 Independent Financial Adviser Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation