The law reform process

To assist our various communities to gain a better understanding of the ways that the ALRC goes about inquiry work, we have added to our website a description of the law reform process. Speaking with intern applicants, inquiry stakeholders, journalists, and even government officers, we’ve realised that there is sometimes a lack of understanding about the law reform process, and the ALRC’s specific inquiry framework.

The process for each law reform project may differ according to the scope of the inquiry, the range of key stakeholders, the complexity of the laws under review and the period of time allotted for the Inquiry. While the exact procedure needs to be tailored to suit each field of inquiry, the ALRC usually works within this framework when it develops recommendations for reform.