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.
The Genes and Ingenuity report (tabled August 2004) is the product of an extensive research and community consultation effort over 18 months.The ALRC’s task was to examine whether the Australian patent system was meeting the challenges of the rapidly developing science associated with the sequencing of the human genome.Given the diversity of interests and concerns …Read more
ALRC Report 98 was tabled in federal Parliament on 23 June 2004. This inquiry examined measures to safeguard classified and security sensitive information during court or tribunal proceedings, or in the course of other investigations—including those relating to criminal prosecutions, civil suits, immigration matters or freedom of information applications.View ALRC Report 98 in HTML on the …Read more
Protecting Classified and Security Sensitive Information (DP 67), which inlcuded proposals for reform, was released in January 2004, the second of two consultation documents produced during the inquiry.View DP 67 in HTML on the AustLII websiteRead more
In July 2003, the ALRC released background paper BP 8, which outlined the issues under consideration. View BP 8 in HTML on the AustLII webiste.Read more
The ALRC released an Issues Paper, Gene Patenting and Human Health (IP 27) in July 2003, which defined the scope of the inquiry and outlined questions for discussion.A further consultation paper of the same name ( DP 68) was released in March 2004. View IP 27 in HTMLon the AustLII website.Read more
ALRC Report 96 (tabled May 2003) was the product of a two-year inquiry by the ALRC and the Australian Health Ethics Committee (AHEC) of the NHMRC, involving extensive research and widespread public consultation.The inquiry was the most comprehensive ever undertaken into these issues in Australia or overseas.The report covers an extensive range of activities in …Read more
ALRC Report 95 was in tabled March 2003. The ALRC’s task was to consider the many disparate federal regulatory and penalties schemes that had developed over the last three decades or so to identify those areas where the injection of some structure could give them, both collectively and individually, greater clarity, transparency and consistency. While …Read more