Publications

The ALRC produces a range of publications including:

  • Inquiry Reports,
  • Consultation Papers and Discussion Papers,
  • Newsletters,
  • Analysis Papers, 
  • Handy Explanatory Notes, and
  • ALRC Brief.

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.

08.08.2017

ALRC Brief – August 2017

The ALRC Brief covers general news from the Commission, including updates on current inquiries, implementation of past reports, job vacancies and the ALRC intern program. The ALRC Brief will be emailed to subscribers three to four times a year.Subscribe to the ALRC Brief 

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19.07.2017

Incarceration Rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (DP 84)

DP 84 was released on 19 July 2017.The Terms of Reference for this Inquiry ask the ALRC to consider laws and legal frameworks that contribute to the incarceration rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and inform decisions to hold or keep Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in custody. The ALRC was asked to

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14.06.2017

Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response (ALRC Report 131)

Tabled 14 June 2017.The ALRC was asked to consider Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks and how they might better protect older persons from misuse or abuse, and safeguard their autonomy.The Report includes 43 recommendations for law reform. The overall effect will be to safeguard older people from abuse and support their choices and wishes through:improved

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14.06.2017

Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response (ALRC 131 Summary)

This Summary Report provides an accessible overview of the policy framework and recommendations in the Report, Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response (ALRC Report 131), tabled on 14 June 2017. 

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18.04.2017

ALRC Brief – April 2017

Subscribe to receive the ALRC Brief directly in your inbox >>In this issue:Inquiry updateReform round-upIntern program

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15.12.2016

ALRC Brief – December 2016

Message from the PresidentTo all ALRC friends and colleagues, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your generous support of our work this year, and for the contributions you have made to the ALRC’s inquiries. The ALRC is fortunate indeed to have so many engaged and committed colleagues who are prepared to

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11.12.2016

Elder Abuse (DP 83)

This is the second consultation document for the Elder Abuse Inquiry, in which the ALRC has been asked to consider existing Commonwealth laws and frameworks which seek to safeguard and protect older persons from misuse or abuse by formal and informal carers, supporters, representatives and others, and to examine the interaction and relationship of these

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14.11.2016

ALRC Brief – November 2016

Subscribe to receive the ALRC Brief directly in your inbox >>Contents:Inquiry updateReform round-upIntern updateAnnual Report 2015-16Recent speeches

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11.10.2016

Annual Report 2015-2016 (ALRC Report 130)

The ALRC Annual Report for 2015-16 was tabled on 12 October 2016. The report has been reproduced here in html for accessability. For a true version of the tabled report, please see the PDF version.

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30.06.2016

ALRC Submission: Inquiry into child protection

Legislative Council General Purpose Standing Committee No. 2, Inquiry into Child Protection (20216).Committee ChairThe Hon Greg Donnelly MLCLegislative Council General Purpose Standing Committee No. 2Parliament HouseMacquarie StSydney NSW 200030 June 2016Dear Mr Donnelly,ALRC Submission: Inquiry into child protectionThe Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Committee regarding its Inquiry into

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