Publications

Final Report

31.08.1995

Designs (ALRC Report 74)

ALRC Report 74 was tabled in federal parliament on 31 August 1995. It contains recommendations to modernise and simplify Australian designs laws.These recommendations are aimed at improving the rights of those who design the innovative visual features of manufactured products – from cut-glass to textiles to garage doors. The report concluded that designs laws need

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20.06.1995

For the Sake of the Kids: Complex Contact Cases and the Family Court (ALRC Report 73)

The Australian Law Reform Commission was asked by the Family Law Council to join it in researching legal aid costs and related issues in repetitive access applications coming before the Family Court.  The ALRC’s work on the project was published independently as ALRC Report 73 (tabled June 1995).The research for the report encompasses a survey

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20.03.1995

The Coming of Age: New Aged Care Legislation for the Commonwealth (ALRC Report 72)

ALRC Report 72 (tabled March 1995) was the second of three reports, which resulted from a series of inquiries into Acts administered by the Department of Health and Family Services. It identifies problems with the outdated and complicated legislation dealing with aged care services, in particular the National Health Act 1953 (Cth) and the Aged

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21.12.1994

Equality before the Law: Women’s Equality (ALRC Report 69 Part 2)

ALRC Report 69 (Part 2) was tabled 21 December 1994. Part 2 of the report is about the architecture of the legal system, that is, the specific laws and practices that contribute to women’s inequality.Equality before the Law: Women’s Equality provides an overview of areas of substantive law in which gender bias is evident. The

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08.11.1994

Child Care for Kids (ALRC Report 70)

ALRC Report 70 (tabled 8 November 1994) deals specifically with the Child Care Act 1972 (Cth) and the operation of child care outside this legislation through the Children’s Services Program, such as occasional care and family day care. The main findings of Child Care for Kids (ALRC Report 70) centre on the need for new legislation

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25.07.1994

Equality before the Law: Justice for Women (ALRC Report 69 Part 1)

ALRC Report 69 (Part 1) was tabled on 25 July 1994. Part I contains further discussion and recommendations about access to justice and violence.The ALRC found the legal system itself is a factor in the subordination of women. Equality before the Law: Justice for Women argued that the legal system sanctions and perpetuates means by which men

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20.06.1994

Compliance with the Trade Practices Act 1974 (ALRC Report 68)

ALRC Report 68 (tabled June 1994) reviewed the sanctions, penalties, remedies and other provisions in the Trade Practices Act 1974 (TPA) relating to compliance with Part V, having regard to the need for effective compliance, difficulties that had been experienced, and the need for quick, cost effective and fair remedies. Compliance with the Trade Practices

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03.03.1994

Equality before the Law – Interim Report (ALRC Report 67)

In its interim report (tabled 3 March 1994), the ALRC recommended the immediate establishment of a National Women’s Justice Program (NWJP) to address women’s needs for access to justice. View Equality before the Law – Interim Report (ALRC Report 67) on the AustLII website.

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30.09.1993

Collective Investments: Other People’s Money (ALRC Report 65)

ALRC Report 65 (tabled 30 September 1993) is a two-volume report. It found that collective investments were a rapidly growing sector in investment in Australia, of considerable importance to the economy.Collective Investments: Other People’s Money concluded that policy should therefore ensure the twin objectives of encouraging business activity while ensuring that investors were adequately protected. In

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27.05.1993

Personal Property Securities (ALRC Report 64)

Personal Property Securities (ALRC Report 64) was tabled on 27 May 1993. It reviewed the method of dealing with personal property securities. View ALRC Report 64 in HTML on the AustLII website.

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