Australian Public Law Blog Article by Dr William Isdale and Nicholas Simoes da Silva
The Commonwealth statute book has become a sprawling manor house. It has its charms and its beauty. But a house of this age needs constant care, lest lawyers, judges, policymakers, or litigants be crushed beneath a poorly maintained colonnade.
In an article on The Australian Public Blog, ALRC Senior Legal Officers Dr William Isdale and Nicholas Simoes da Silva consider how we can make the Commonwealth statute book ‘more liveable’ – in particular, by removing ‘dead law’ and ‘dark law’.