15.12.2004

Review of the Uniform Evidence Acts 1995 (IP 28)

IP 28 was released by the ALRC in December 2004, the first of two consultation documents produced during the inquiry.View IP 28 in HTML on the AustLII website.

Publications

Read more
24.06.2004

Keeping Secrets: The Protection of Classified and Security Sensitive Information (ALRC Report 98)

ALRC Report 98 was tabled in federal Parliament on 23 June 2004. This inquiry examined measures to safeguard classified and security sensitive information during court or tribunal proceedings, or in the course of other investigations—including those relating to criminal prosecutions, civil suits, immigration matters or freedom of information applications.View ALRC Report 98 in HTML on the

Publications

Read more
06.06.2004

Protection of Classified and Security Sensitive Information

This inquiry, which began in April 2003, examined measures to safeguard classified and security sensitive information during court or tribunal proceedings, or in the course of other investigations—including those relating to criminal prosecutions, civil suits, immigration matters or freedom of information applications.Cases involving espionage, terrorism and the leaking or misuse of national security inform­ation have

Inquiries

Read more
16.01.2004

Protecting Classified and Security Sensitive Information (DP 67)

Protecting Classified and Security Sensitive Information (DP 67), which inlcuded proposals for reform, was released in January 2004, the second of two consultation documents produced during the inquiry.View DP 67 in HTML on the AustLII website

Publications

Read more
19.07.2003

Protecting of Classified and Security Sensitive Information (BP 8)

In July 2003, the ALRC released background paper BP 8, which outlined the issues under consideration.View BP 8 in HTML on the AustLII webiste.

Publications

Read more
19.10.2000

Reform of the civil justice system and economic growth: Australian experience

Professor David Weisbrot, President, Australian Law Reform Commission, ‘Court Reform and Economic Growth’, Fundación ICO Conference, Madrid, 19 October 2000[Not for quotation or publication without the permission of the author or the Conference organisers.]SynopsisThe Australian Law Reform Commission recently completed its four-year inquiry into the federal civil justice system, culminating in the publication of its

News/Media Release

Read more
17.02.2000

Managing Justice: A Review of the Federal Civil Justice System (ALRC Report 89)

ALRC Report 89 (tabled 17 February 2000) represents the culmination of a major four year inquiry, which commenced with terms of reference directing the Commission to consider ‘the need for a simpler, cheaper and more accessible legal system’.The ALRC inquiry focused on practice, procedure and case management in federal civil courts and tribunals, such as

Publications

Read more
07.02.2000

Review of the federal civil justice system

The Australian Law Reform Commission’s review of the federal civil justice system was instigated in November 1995 after concerns that Australian legal proceedings were becoming excessively adversarial and that this was having a damaging effect on the delivery of justice.Managing justice: A review of the federal civil justice system (ALRC Report 89) represents the culmination

Inquiries

Read more
19.07.1999

Review of the Federal Civil Justice System (DP 62)

Following a series of consultation, background and issues papers, the Commission released a major Discussion Paper, Review of the Federal Civil Justice System (DP 62) in 1999.As a part of its research for the inquiry, the ALRC undertook and also commissioned empirical research in a number of areas. Several research reports were released with the

Publications

Read more
19.07.1998

Review of the Federal Civil Justice System (IPs 20-25)

Six Issues Papers were released in 1997 and 1998:Rethinking the Federal Civil Litigation System (IP 20);Rethinking Legal Education and Training (IP 21);Rethinking Family Law Proceedings (IP 22);Technology – What it Means for Federal Dispute Resolution (IP 23);Federal Tribunal Proceedings (IP 24); andADR: Its role in Federal Dispute Resolution (IP 25).

Publications

Read more