Matt was a Senior Executive responsible for managing the ALRC’s corporate governance functions and leading a team of lawyers and researchers in support of the President and Commissioners. Matt joined the ALRC in July 2016 and left in March 2023.
Matt worked on the following ALRC Inquiries:
- Elder Abuse
- Over-incarceration of Australia’s Indigenous Peoples
- Litigation Funding and Class Actions
- Family Law
- Corporate Criminal Responsibility
- Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation
- The Future of Law Reform
- Judicial Impartiality
- Financial Services Legislation
- Religious Educational Institutions and Anti-Discrimination Law
Prior to joining the ALRC, Matt had a diverse legal career working for the Australian Government, private law firms, the Parliament of Australia, the United Nations, international NGOs, and as an independent consultant. Matt has worked in Bangladesh, Myanmar and South Sudan. Matt holds a Master of Laws with Merit from ANU and Bachelor degrees with Honours in both Law and Arts.
RECORDING What we’ve heard and where to next
Delve into the praise and critique of the ALRC’s proposals and questions raised in Interim Report A of the Financial Services Legislation Inquiry in this recorded webinar held on Friday 17 June 2022. Watch the recording to understand what we’ve heard so far, and how this feedback will shape the ALRC’s approach to the simplification of financial services and corporations legislation.Read more
ALRC talks with practitioners at the 2022 Law Council of Australia’s Corporations Law Workshop
How to simplify the Corporations Act and financial services laws was the focus of the ALRC’s presentation to the Law Council of Australia’s 2022 Corporations Law. The workshop was held in Katoomba, NSW on the 3-5 June 2022.Read more
Fighting the System: New Approaches to Addressing Systematic Corporate Misconduct
Sydney Law Review Article by Samuel Walpole and Matt CorriganRead more
Podcast: The Corporate Counsel Show: ALRC GC on pursuing interesting legal roles
ALRC General Counsel Mr Matt Corrigan features on this episode of the Lawyers Weekly Podcast, The Corporate Counsel Show, discussing his workplace ethos and how his interest in the law has seen him work across the globe. Hosted Jerome Doraisamy, Matt discusses the importance of finding roles in law that will interest and motivate an …Read more
Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence: In Conversation with the Australian Law Reform Commission
On Wednesday 18 November Matt Corrigan (ALRC General Counsel) and Tess Van Geelen (ALRC Legal Officer) presented to the UN Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA) on mandatory human rights due diligence in the Australian legal landscape.Read more
The Global Anticorruption Blog: Guest Post
Australia Considers New Approaches to Corporate Criminal Liability
Today’s guest post is from Matt Corrigan and Samuel Walpole, respectively General Counsel and Legal Officer at the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC).
Corporate Criminal Responsibility Podcast Series
In this podcast series you will hear from several members of the Australian Law Reform Commission team discussing key issues raised in the Corporate Criminal Responsibility Final Report.
Each of the short interviews will unpack the current landscape and the final recommendations made by the ALRC.
Finding a path towards justice
The Government is currently considering justice targets as part of a refresh of closing the gap.
Given the renewed focus on addressing the over-incarceration Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, it is timely to consider the nature of the problems in detail and the solutions the ALRC identified.
Corporate Crime Seminar Series Summary
The ALRC welcomed over 290 attendees to the Seminar Series held in February this year.Read more
Deodands and Frankpledges!
While there are clear commercial and economic benefits as a result of the creation of the corporation, the construction of a legal artifice of ‘the legal person’ raises fundamental questions about the applicability of the criminal law to that artifice. A corporation cannot be sent to jail. It has no soul that may be damned.Read more