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 Australian Law Reform Commission was asked by the Family Law Council to join it in researching legal aid costs and related issues in repetitive access applications coming before the Family Court. The ALRC’s work on the project was published independently as ALRC Report 73 (tabled June 1995).The research for the report encompasses a survey …Read more
ALRC Report 72 (tabled March 1995) was the second of three reports, which resulted from a series of inquiries into Acts administered by the Department of Health and Family Services. It identifies problems with the outdated and complicated legislation dealing with aged care services, in particular the National Health Act 1953 (Cth) and the Aged …Read more
ALRC Report 69 (Part 2) was tabled 21 December 1994. Part 2 of the report is about the architecture of the legal system, that is, the specific laws and practices that contribute to women’s inequality.Equality before the Law: Women’s Equality provides an overview of areas of substantive law in which gender bias is evident. The …Read more
ALRC Report 70 (tabled 8 November 1994) deals specifically with the Child Care Act 1972 (Cth) and the operation of child care outside this legislation through the Children’s Services Program, such as occasional care and family day care. The main findings of Child Care for Kids (ALRC Report 70) centre on the need for new legislation …Read more
ALRC Report 69 (Part 1) was tabled on 25 July 1994. Part I contains further discussion and recommendations about access to justice and violence.The ALRC found the legal system itself is a factor in the subordination of women. Equality before the Law: Justice for Women argued that the legal system sanctions and perpetuates means by which men …Read more
ALRC Report 68 (tabled June 1994) reviewed the sanctions, penalties, remedies and other provisions in the Trade Practices Act 1974 (TPA) relating to compliance with Part V, having regard to the need for effective compliance, difficulties that had been experienced, and the need for quick, cost effective and fair remedies. Compliance with the Trade Practices …Read more
In its interim report (tabled 3 March 1994), the ALRC recommended the immediate establishment of a National Women’s Justice Program (NWJP) to address women’s needs for access to justice. View Equality before the Law – Interim Report (ALRC Report 67) on the AustLII website.Read more
ALRC Report 65 (tabled 30 September 1993) is a two-volume report. It found that collective investments were a rapidly growing sector in investment in Australia, of considerable importance to the economy.Collective Investments: Other People’s Money concluded that policy should therefore ensure the twin objectives of encouraging business activity while ensuring that investors were adequately protected. In …Read more
ALRC Report 63 (tabled 1993) evaluates a 12-month trial period using closed circuit television in the ACT Magistrates Court, Children’s Court and Coroner’s Court. The evaluation study aimed to assess: whether closed circuit TV reduces the stress of testifying for child witnesses both for its own sake and in order to improve the quality of …Read more