Publications

The ALRC produces a range of publications including:

  • Inquiry Reports,
  • Consultation Documentation,
  • Information sheets, and
  • Reform Journal

The ALRC is committed to improving public access to its work and all past reports and recent consultation papers are available for free viewing and download via this website. 

Some publications are available in book format for purchase.

23.12.2010

First submission to the inquiry into the Australian Law Reform Commission

On 23 November 2010 the Senate referred an inquiry into the Australian Law Reform Commission to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee. The Inquiry considers: the ALRC’s role, governance arrangements and statutory responsibilities;  the adequacy of ALRC staffing and resources to meet its objectives;  best practice examples of like organisations interstate and overseas;  the appropriate

Read more
13.12.2010

Discovery Costs Questionnaire

With this questionnaire, the ALRC sought to gauge practitioners’ impressions—based on practical experience—of the degrees to which discovery costs weigh against the overall expenses of litigation, the complexity of the issues in dispute, the stakes in the litigation and the value of the documents sought in the context of the litigation. The closing date for

Read more
14.11.2010

Discovery in Federal Courts (ALRC CP 2)

This Consultation Paper was released on 15 November 2010. It reflects the law as at 31 October 2010.

Read more
11.11.2010

Family Violence – A National Legal Response (ALRC Report 114)

Final Report Family Violence—A National Legal Response was tabled out of sitting and launched on 11 November 2010.The Final Report contains 187 recommendations for reform.This extensive report is presented in two volumes with a Summary Report.This publication is available for purchase in book format.

Read more
11.11.2010

Family Violence – A National Legal Response (ALRC 114 Summary)

This 76-page Summary Report provides an accessible overview of the policy framework and recommendations in the two-volume Final Report, Family Violence – A National Legal Response (ALRC Report 114).It offers a consideration of the framework for the reform, including a description of the development of the key principles underpinning the 187 final recommendations. The recommendations

Read more
28.10.2010

ALRC submission to the inquiry into the Telecommunications Interception and Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

28 October 2010 Mr Hamish Hansford Committee Secretary Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs PO Box 6100 CANBERRA ACT 2600 Dear Mr Hansford, The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs’ inquiry into the Telecommunications Interception and Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill

Read more
26.10.2010

ALRC submission to the Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs’ review of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2010 and the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2010

27 October 2010 Mr Hamish HansfordCommittee SecretaryStanding Committee on Legal and Constitutional AffairsPO Box 6100CANBERRA  ACT  2600 Dear Mr Hansford, The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs’ review of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2010 and the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny)

Read more
16.10.2010

Submission to the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department on the Family Violence Bill

Public Consultation: Family Violence BillFamily Law BranchAttorney-General’s Department3–5 National CircuitBARTON ACT 2600 1.1 The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) welcomes the opportunity to make this submission to the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department on the Exposure Draft Family Law Amendment (Family Violence) Bill 2010 (the Exposure Draft legislation) and congratulates the Government for its commitment to improving

Read more
15.10.2010

Annual Report 2009-2010 (ALRC Report 113)

Open publication  An html version of the Annual Report can be accessed using the menu on the right.

Read more
23.07.2010

ALRC submission to the inquiry into exposure drafts of Australian privacy amendment legislation

Ms Christine McDonaldSecretary, Legislation CommitteeSenate Standing Committee on Finance and Public Administration 23 July 2010 Dear Ms McDonald Inquiry into exposure drafts of Australian privacy amendment legislation The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) welcomes the release of the Australian Privacy Principles Exposure Draft and Companion Guide as a major plank in the implementation of the

Read more