Research Associate – Feb 2019 to Feb 2020
Legal Officer – Feb 2020 to Feb 2021
Senior Legal Officer – Feb 2021 to July 2022
Phoebe joined the ALRC in February 2019 as Research Associate and Associate to the Hon Justice Sarah Derrington, President of the ALRC. Phoebe was appointed a Legal Officer in February 2020.
During her time at the ALRC, Phoebe has contributed to the following Inquiries:
- Family Law
- Religious Exemptions to Anti-discrimination Law
- Corporate Criminal Responsibility
- The Future of Law Reform
- Financial Services Legislation
Phoebe joined the ALRC shortly after completing her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) at Monash University in 2018. Before joining the ALRC, Phoebe volunteered with two community legal centres and was involved in community engagement and advocacy work with a youth-led NGO.
From Research Associate to New York
In this interview Senior Legal Officer Phoebe Tapley provides a behind the scene view of working at the ALRC before she heads to Columbia University to study her Master of Laws.Read more
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
RECORDING Reducing Complexity: Why? Where? How?
On Thursday 10 February 2022, the Australian Law Reform Commission hosted a webinar to delve deeper into key proposals and questions from Interim Report A of the ALRC’s ongoing Financial Services Legislation Inquiry. The webinar offered perspectives on three key questions: Why should we seek to reduce the complexity of corporations and financial services legislation? …Read more
Devilish Detail of Financial Services Laws: ALRC launches journal issue
On Tuesday 20 July 2021, the Australian Law Reform Commission, in partnership with Melbourne Law School, hosted a webinar to launch the Company and Securities Law Journal Special Issue: Financial Services Laws – Understanding the Devil in the Detail.Read more
Sentencing Corporations: Can the Punishment Fit the Crime?
ALRC report calls for greater creativity and flexibility in corporate sentencing.Read more
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.
Dignity and the Future of Family Law
In December 2019 Principal Legal Officer Micheil Paton and Legal Officer Phoebe Tapley were published in the Griffith Journal of Law and Human Dignity analysing aspects of the ALRC’s Family Law Inquiry report through the lens of “human dignity”. This paper reviews the approach taken by the Australian Law Reform Commission in its recent family …Read more
Strengthening Sentencing Processes and Outcomes for Corporations
When sentencing an offender key objectives include: denouncing the conduct of the offender; ensuring that the offender is punished justly for the offence; deterring the offender and others from committing the same or similar offences; promoting the rehabilitation of the offender; protecting the community by limiting the capacity of the offender to re-offend; and promoting …Read more
Thinking big: The Australian Constitution as a law reform project
As part of the ALRC’s Where next for law reform? project the ALRC is encouraging Australians to think big. Arguably the most significant law reform initiative would be to revise the constitution. We have prepared a short paper to start the conversation.Read more