The organisation of this Report

1.35  The organisation of this Report largely follows that of DP 66, with the material divided into ten substantial Parts, each of which contains a number of chapters.[25] Given the length of this Report, it is hoped that the use of smaller and more targeted chapters will allows readers to identify and focus upon those parts of the Report that most concern them.

1.36  As usual, the prefatory materials contain both an Executive Summary and an aggregated list of the final recommendations, which may be as much as many readers will need or want. For the first time in one of its reports, the ALRC also has included an ‘Implementation Schedule’, in order to highlight the body responsible for implementing each recommendation, with the ultimate aim of facilitating the adoption of the Inquiry’s recommendations.

1.37  Under the Australian Law Reform Commission Act 1996 (Cth), s 23, reports presented to the Attorney-General must be tabled in Parliament within 15 sitting days, after which they become public documents. All ALRC reports are available on the Commission’s website, at <>, and may be downloaded without charge. Participants in the Inquiry, including those who have made submissions, will be provided with a copy of this Report; other interested parties may purchase the Report, in hard copy or CD-Rom format, from the ALRC.

[25]         Some chapters in DP 66 have been split or consolidated, so that chapter numbers in this Report are not necessarily the same as those in DP 66.