Publications

Final Report

04.11.2020

Future of Law Reform Update

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,

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31.08.2020

Corporate Criminal Responsibility (ALRC Report 136)

The Australian Law Reform Commission report, Corporate Criminal Responsibility, was tabled in Parliament on 31 August 2020. The ALRC has made 20 recommendations for reform. Download the Summary Report. Download the Final Report. Download the Data Appendices. Download the ALRC Recommendations Summary Brochure The report is available to purchase in book format.   Download underlying data utilised

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02.12.2019

The Future of Law Reform: A Suggested Program of Work 2020-25

This report seeks to identify the most pressing areas for law reform in Australia that would be suitable for an inquiry by the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC).

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10.04.2019

Family Law for the Future: An Inquiry into the Family Law System (ALRC Report 135)

The Australian Law Reform Commission report, Family Law for the Future: An Inquiry into the Family Law System (Report 135) was tabled in Parliament by the Attorney-General, the Hon Christian Porter MP, on 10 April 2019. The ALRC has made 60 recommendations for reform. For a handy over overview we have produced a brochure. For a

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24.01.2019

Integrity, Fairness and Efficiency—An Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funders (ALRC Report 134)

Report 134 contains 24 recommendations designed to promote fairness and efficiency in class action proceedings, protect litigants and assure the integrity of the civil justice system.

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27.03.2018

Pathways to Justice–Inquiry into the Incarceration Rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (ALRC Report 133)

The Australian Law Reform Commission report, Pathways to Justice–Inquiry into the Incarceration Rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (ALRC Report 133), was tabled in Parliament by the Attorney-General, the Hon Christian Porter MP, on 28 March 2018 The Report contains 35 recommendations designed to reduce the disproportionate rate of incarceration of Aboriginal and

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27.03.2018

Pathways to Justice–Inquiry into the Incarceration Rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (ALRC 133 Summary)

This Summary Report provides an accessible overview of the policy framework and recommendations in the Report, Pathways to Justice–Inquiry into the Incarceration Rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (ALRC Report 133), tabled on 28 March 2018.This publication is available for purchase in book format.

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14.06.2017

Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response (ALRC Report 131)

Tabled 14 June 2017.The ALRC was asked to consider Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks and how they might better protect older persons from misuse or abuse, and safeguard their autonomy.The Report includes 43 recommendations for law reform. The overall effect will be to safeguard older people from abuse and support their choices and wishes through:improved

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14.06.2017

Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response (ALRC 131 Summary)

This Summary Report provides an accessible overview of the policy framework and recommendations in the Report, Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response (ALRC Report 131), tabled on 14 June 2017. 

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02.03.2016

Traditional Rights and Freedoms—Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws (ALRC 129 Summary)

This Summary Report provides an accessible overview of the policy framework and recommendations in the Final Report, Traditional Rights and Freedoms—Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws (ALRC Report 129), tabled on 2 March 2016.This publication is available for purchase in book format.

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