24.01.2019

Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings Final Report

On January 24 2019, the Attorney-General for Australia tabled in Parliament the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) report, Integrity, Fairness and Efficiency—An Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funders (Report 134, 2018).The Terms of Reference for this Inquiry asked the ALRC to consider whether, and to what extent class action proceedings and third-party

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05.11.2018

Professor Helen Rhoades

Please find attached a media release in relation to Professor Helen Rhoades

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02.10.2018

Media Release – Review of the Family Law System Discussion Paper released

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released a Discussion Paper, Review of the Family Law System (DP 86), and is calling for comments and feedback on its proposals for reform. The Terms of Reference for this Inquiry ask the ALRC to consider reform in relation to range of issues including the early and cost

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27.03.2018

Report: Pathways to Justice—Incarceration Rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

The Australian Law Reform Commission report, Pathways to Justice–Inquiry into the Incarceration Rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, was tabled in Parliament today.Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men are 14.7 times more likely to be imprisoned than non-Indigenous men. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are 21.2 times more likely to be imprisoned

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13.03.2018

ALRC Review of the Family Law System – Call for submissions

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has released an Issues Paper for its Review of the Family Law System, and is calling for submissions from the public.The family law system is undergoing its first, independent comprehensive review since the inception of the Family Law Act 1975 more than forty years ago.Much has changed in Australian

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17.07.2017

Incarceration Rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Discussion Paper

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released a Discussion Paper, Incarceration Rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (DP 84), and is calling for comments and feedback on its questions and  law reform proposals.The Terms of Reference for this Inquiry ask the ALRC to consider laws and legal frameworks that contribute to the

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14.06.2017

Media release: Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) is delighted to be launching its Report, Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response (ALRC Report 131), on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2017.The ALRC was asked to consider Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks and how they might better protect older persons from misuse or abuse, and safeguard their autonomy.The Report

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10.02.2017

Commissioner appointed to lead ALRC Inquiry into incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) welcomes the appointment by Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, of His Honour Judge Matthew Myers AM as an ALRC Commissioner. Judge Myers will lead the new ALRC Inquiry into the high incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, announced by the Attorney-General in October 2016.Judge

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11.12.2016

Elder Abuse — Discussion Paper released

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released a Discussion Paper for its Elder Abuse Inquiry, Elder Abuse (DP 83), and is calling for comments and feedback on its law reform proposals.Elder abuse usually refers to the abuse or neglect of older people by family, friends and carers. Psychological and financial abuse are common types

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14.06.2016

Elder Abuse and Commonwealth Laws – Issues Paper

15 June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has released an Issues Paper, Elder Abuse (IP 47), that asks a number of questions about how Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks could be reformed to better protect older Australians from abuse by formal and informal carers, supporters, and representatives.The

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