Issues / Background Paper


Review of the Federal Civil Justice System – Background papers

Prior to the release of issue papers in 1998-95, a series of preliminary background papers were produced in 1996:Review of the Adversarial System of Litigation: An Introduction to the Inquiry (Introductory Pamphlet 1);Federal Jurisdiction (BP 1);Alternative or Assisted Dispute Resolution (BP 2);Judicial and Case Management (BP 3);The Unrepresented Party (BP 4); andCivil Litigation Practice and

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Speaking for Ourselves: Children and the Legal Process – Kids Issues Paper (IP 17)

IP 17 (released in 1996) is the first of two Issues Papers produced during this inquiry.The inquiry into the way children and young people are treated by the legal system and legal processes began on 28 August 1995. This was a joint inquiry conducted by the ALRC in conjunction with the Human Rights and Equal

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