The ALRC’s Future of Law Reform report of December 2019 suggested five potential topics for future law reform inquiries. In September 2020 the Commonwealth Attorney-General referred to the ALRC one of those suggested inquiry topics, on simplification of corporate and financial services regulation. The Future of Law Reform Update summarises recent feedback on, and developments in, the other four topic areas for the Attorney-General to consider in relation to the ALRC’s ongoing program of work. The paper also briefly outlines a selection of key developments in other significant topics identified in the primary report.
The ALRC released its report The Future of Law Reform: A Suggested Program of Work 2020-25 on Monday 2 December 2019. The report contains an ambitious agenda for law reform over the next five years.