External scrutiny and controls

Parliamentary scrutiny

Representatives of the ALRC regularly appear at Senate Estimates Committee Hearings to answer questions about ALRC operations.

ALRC Executive Director, Sabina Wynn attended Senate Estimate Hearings on 24 November 2014 (Professor Croucher was absent due to illness). The ALRC was not called to Estimates Hearings in February or May.

Court and tribunal decisions

There were no judicial decisions or decisions of administrative tribunals during 2014–15 that involved the ALRC or had a significant impact on the operations of the ALRC.

Commonwealth Ombudsman

No issues relating to the ALRC were referred to the Commonwealth Ombudsman’s office.