Excavating Corporations and Financial Services Legislation

The ALRC used a number of analogies during the Corporations and Financial Services Legislation Inquiry to help explain our discoveries and conceptualise our insights about legislative complexity. We likened the law to a house, a cupboard, Russian dolls, and even outer space. Looking back, it often felt like we were on an archaeological dig, excavating layers of complexity when trying to understand the legislation we were meant to reform.

This infographic by ALRC Legal Officer/artist, Ellie Filkin, explores what that three-year archaeological dig looked like for the ALRC. It might resonate with some users of corporations and financial services legislation.

This is the third in a series of short pieces following the release of the ALRC’s Final Report relating to the legislative framework for corporations and financial services regulation.