Publications

Issues / Background Paper

15.05.2019

Thinking big: The Australian Constitution as a law reform project

As part of the ALRC’s Where next for law reform? project the ALRC is encouraging Australians to think big. Arguably the most significant law reform initiative would be to revise the constitution. We have prepared a short paper to start the conversation.

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13.03.2018

Review of the Family Law System—Issues Paper (IP 48)

This Issues Paper was released on 14 March 2018.The ALRC invites submissions in response to the commentary, analysis and questions in the Issues Paper.If your submission contains information about a court proceeding, including a proceeding under the Family Law Act 1975, you should carefully consider the terms of any order made by a court in that

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14.06.2016

Elder Abuse (IP 47)

This Issues Paper was released on 15 June 2016.Submissions closed on 18 August 2016.Information about the Elder Abuse Inquiry is available in 20 community languages. 

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10.12.2014

Traditional Rights and Freedoms—Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws (IP 46)

The first consultation document in the ALRC’s ‘Freedoms Inquiry’, a review of Commonwealth laws for consistency with traditional rights, freedoms and privileges.

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19.03.2014

Review of the Native Title Act 1993 (IP 45)

The first consultation document for this Inquiry.

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14.11.2013

Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws IP 44

Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws was released on 15 November 2013.This Issues Paper is the first consultation document in the ALRC’s Inquiry into Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks that deny or diminish the equal recognition of people with disability before the law, and their ability to exercise legal capacity.This Issues Paper can be accessed

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14.11.2013

Easy English: Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws IP 44

The ALRC is looking at laws that treat people with disability unfairly.This Issues Paper talks about the problems we have learned about so far. It also has some questions. We would like people with disability to answer the questions so we can learn more about any problems you have with the law. We would also like

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08.10.2013

Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (IP 43)

This Issues Paper was released on 8 October 2013, signalling the first stage of public consultation for the Serious Invasions of Privacy Inquiry. IP 43 provides background information and highlights issues identified by the ALRC as relevant to the Terms of Reference. The Issues Paper asks questions not just on issues relating to a stand-alone cause

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20.08.2012

Copyright and the Digital Economy (IP 42)

This Issues Paper is the first formal publication of the Inquiry, intended to help frame discussion and encourage public consultation at an early stage. It provides background information about copyright in the digital environment, highlights the issues so far identified in preliminary research and consultations, and outlines the principles that will shape the ALRC’s proposals

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01.05.2012

Grey Areas—Age Barriers to Work in Commonwealth Laws (IP 41)

This Issues Paper was released on 1 May 2012 to form a basis for consultation for the Age Barriers to Work Inquiry. It is intended to encourage informed community participation in the Inquiry by providing some background information and highlighting the issues so far identified by the ALRC as relevant with respect to each of

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