Appendix I: International outreach

On 21 July 2015, the ALRC welcomed a delegation from Timor-Leste including the Minister of State and President of the Council of Ministers, His Excellency Agio Pereira, and other members of the Council, along with the Hon Michael Kirby. The purpose of the visit was to outline law reform being undertaken in Timor-Leste and to discuss the work and the role of the ALRC. The meeting encouraged an ongoing dialogue about law reform between the members responsible in Timor-Leste and the ALRC.

On 9 September 2015, the ALRC welcomed the Justice and Legal Committee of the Parliament of Kenya, to discuss ALRC research processes and procedures and the implementation of ALRC recommendations. The delegation included several Members of the Kenyan Parliament and representatives from the Kenyan Law Reform Commission.

On 22 April 2016, the ALRC welcomed Ms Bae Ji-Sook, from the Ministry of Government Legislation of Korea, along with 18 government officials in charge of legislation, to discuss the government legislation experience contributing to social integration in Australia and to learn about advanced legal policy development.

Australasian Law Reform Agencies Conference (ALRAC)

The biennial Australasian Law Reform Agencies Conference was hosted this year by the Victorian Law Reform Commission in Melbourne from 2–4 March. The theme of the 2016 conference was Law reform—survival and growth. Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, President of the ALRC and the Hon Philip Cummins AM, Chair of the VLRC, presented a joint session ‘Big picture’ conceptual references—how appropriate are these for law reform agencies? Several ALRC Legal Officers attended the conference and shared information and experiences of law reform in our region with conference delegates from around the South Pacific.