Challenges for 2014–15

External factors that may have an impact on the ALRC’s ability to achieve its outcome include the Government’s reform agenda and timelines, which influence both the number and scope of inquiries that are referred to the ALRC, and the rate at which the recommendations made in completed inquiries are implemented.

The ALRC is a very small, single outcome agency, focussed on research and legal policy development, and it has a limited capacity to make further budget savings without impacting on its ability to complete the work referred to it within the allocated timeframe. Identifying additional productivity savings is also challenging as our processes have already been evaluated for potential improvements and streamlined as part of aligning our resources to our reduced appropriation in prior years.