Inquiry update

New Inquiry announced – Indigenous Incarceration

On 27 October 2016, the Attorney-General announced a new ALRC inquiry into the incarceration rate of Indigenous Australians. The Terms of Reference will be subject to consultation (managed by the Attorney-General’s Department). The ALRC does not expect to receive final Terms of Reference until February next year. Once these are received it will then commence work on the inquiry. If you wish to be notified of further developments in relation to this Inquiry, please subscribe to the Inquiry enews.

Elder abuse

Submissions to the Elder Abuse Issues Paper closed on 18 August, and we received over 200 submissions. The ALRC greatly appreciates and would like to thank all those who provided us with their insights, observations and suggestions during this process. Public submissions are now available on the ALRC website. The ALRC expects to release the second consultation document for this Inquiry – the Discussion Paper – in the second week of December. The Discussion Paper will include our proposals for law reform. With its release, we will have a final round of consultations and call for submissions. Submissions will be due to the ALRC by the end of February 2017. If you would like to be notified when the Discussion Paper is available, please subscribe to the enews. The ALRC’s Final Report is due to be completed at the end of May 2017.