The proposals in ALRC Report 1 (tabled 7 August 1975) were substantially accepted by the then federal Government and included in the Australia Police Bill 1975.The Bill lapsed with the dissolution of Parliament in November 1975. Government policy changed and the proposal to establish an amalgamated national force of all of the Commonwealth’s police was not proceeded with.
In 1977 the Attorney-General asked the ALRC to review its earlier report in light of these changed circumstances. The new terms of reference were received in January 1977 and the final report, Complaints Against Police (ALRC Report 9) was tabled in June 1978. ALRC Report 1 and ALRC Report 9 were reprinted as one volume.
View ALRC Reports 1 & 9 on the AustLII website.