Reform journal

The Australian Law Reform Commission published the first issue of Reform in January 1976, and then twice a year until 2010. The journal’s aim was to raise public awareness of contemporary legal issues and provides a forum for high-quality debate on issues of law reform in an easy-to-read format.

Articles contributed by leading Australian and overseas experts provided a valuable opportunity for independent analysis of a variety of legal issues and processes. Reform also provided the latest news on local and international law reform projects in its regular feature ‘Reform Roundup’.

The final edition was published in December 2009.

Most articles from past issues of Reform since 1995 are available online via the AustLII website.

Issue number
Publication date
Issue 94Summer 2009Housing
Issue 93Autumn 2009Native Title
Issue 92Winter 2008Children and Young People
Issue 91Summer 2007/08


Issue 90Winter 2007


Issue 89Summer 2006/07


Issue 88Winter 2006Life, Law and Leisure
Issue 87Summer 2005/06Corporate Social Responsibility
Issue 86Winter 2005


Issue 85Summer 2004/05

Media and the courts

Issue 84Autumn 2004


Issue 83Spring 2003Women in the law
Issue 82Autumn 2003National and international security
Issue 81Spring 2002Older People and the Law
Issue 80Autumn 2002Customary Law
Issue 79Spring 2001The Challenge of the new genetics
Issue 78Autumn 2001Federalism and Regionalism
Issue 77Spring 2000On the Bench: Perspectives on Judging
Issue 76Autumn 2000Globalisation and law reform
Issue 75Spring 1999Arrivals and departures: issues in immigration law
Issue 74Autumn 1999Time for Constitutional Change?
Issue 73Spring 1998The Future for Community Justice
Issue 72Autumn 1998Value Judgments: the ethics of law
Issue 71Summer 1997The IT Age: law and information technology
Issue 70Autumn 1997International influences on Australian law
Issue 69Winter 1996Science, technology and the law
Issue 68Summer 1995/96Building bridges – uniform laws within Australia
Issue 67Winter 19951975-1995 A score and more – reflecting Australia in law