ALRC 40th anniversary!

2015 is a big year for the Australian Law Reform Commission: we turn 40!  This important milestone gives us a chance to review and celebrate the Commission’s achievements, and the people who have helped realise them. Our official 40th birthday celebrations will begin with an event in Sydney on 23 October 2015* with presentations by the Attorney-General, the Hon Senator George Brandis QC, and other ALRC luminaries. At this event, the ALRC will also launch a new online interactive timeline that will commemorate the ALRC’s past and future achievements and the people behind them, with snapshots of important moments, pivotal bodies of work and sound bites from our eminent alumni.  Also at this event, we will announce the winner of the 40th anniversary student competition (see below).

40th anniversary student competition

As part of the 40 year celebrations, we are offering an Australian law student the chance to win a coveted ALRC internship. Simply answer, in 1000 words or less, the following question:

Why is an independent ALRC good for Australia?

Responses are due by close of business on Monday 25 May 2015. For more information about the competition and how to take part, please go to:

The competition is only open to currently enrolled Australian law students.


* The date was originally published as 9 June 2015, but has since been changed to 23 October 2015.