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.

13.12.2006

Fighting Words: A Review of Sedition Laws in Australia (ALRC Report 104)

ALRC Report 104 (tabled 13 December 2006) is the final report of the ALRC’s Inquiry into sedition offences contained in the Commonwealth Criminal Code and related offences in Part IIA of the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth).Historically, sedition law has been used to suppress political dissent, punishing speech that is critical of the established order. Stakeholders,

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09.10.2006

Review of Privacy (IP 31)

The ALRC released IP 31 on 9 October 2006, seeking stakeholder feedback on 142 questions. View IP 31 in HTML on the AustLII website.

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13.09.2006

Same Crime, Same Time: Sentencing of Federal Offenders (ALRC Report 103)

ALRC Report 103 (tabled 13 September 2006) is the final report of the ALRC’s second inquiry into the sentencing of federal offenders. The first inquiry commenced in 1978 and concluded in 1988 with the release of the report, Sentencing (ALRC Report 44).View ALRC Report 103 in HTML on the AustLII website.

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29.05.2006

Review of Sedition Laws (DP 71)

DP 71 (released 29 May 2006) is the second consultation document produced during the course of the Sedition Inquiry.View DP 71 in HTML on the AustLII website.

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24.03.2006

Extradition and Mutual Assistance Review

24 March 2006: Submission to the Australian Attorney-General’s Department on the Extradition and Mutual Assistance Review The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) makes the following submission to the Attorney-General’s Department extradition and mutual assistance review.For the information of the Department, the ALRC would like to highlight the relevant recommendations made in our report The Judicial

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20.03.2006

Review of Sedition Laws (IP 30)

IP 30 (released 20 March 2006) is the first consultation document produced during the course of the Sedition Inquiry. View IP 30 in HTML on the AustLII website.

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08.02.2006

Uniform Evidence Law (ALRC Report 102)

The Final Report, Uniform Evidence Law (ALRC Report 102), completed jointly by the ALRC, NSWLRC was tabled in the Commonwealth and Victorian parliaments and released in NSW on 8 February 2006.The primary objectives of this inquiry were twofold: to identify and address any defects in the uniform Evidence Acts; and to maintain and further the

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24.11.2005

Draft Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities

24 November 2005: ALRC submission on Draft Comprehensive and Integral International Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities (24 November 2005)The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) notes that the Convention currently prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability.[1] ‘Discrimination on the basis of disability’ is defined in

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15.11.2005

Sentencing of Federal Offenders (DP 70)

DP 70 was released in November 2005 – the second consultation document produced during the course of this Inquiry.View DP 70 in HTML on the AustLII website.

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16.07.2005

Review of the Uniform Evidence Acts (DP 69)

DP 69  (released July 2005) is the second of two consultation papers produced during this inquiry.View DP 69 in HTML at the AustLII website.

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