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.

28.09.2017

Annual Report 2016-2017 (ALRC Report 132)

The ALRC Annual Report for 2016-17 was tabled on 16 October 2017. 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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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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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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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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14.06.2016

Elder Abuse (IP 47)

This Issues Paper was released on 15 June 2016. Submissions closed on 18 August 2016. Information about the Elder Abuse Inquiry is available in 20 community languages.  

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23.03.2016

ALRC submission: Inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016

Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee Inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016 23 March 2016Dear Ms Dunstone,Inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016 The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Committee to inform its

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14.03.2016

ALRC submission: Inquiry into the indefinite detention of people with cognitive and psychiatric impairment in Australia

Dear Sir/Madam,I refer to the invitation for submissions to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee (the Senate Committee) inquiry into the indefinite detention of people with cognitive and psychiatric impairment in Australia.I note that the Senate Committee’s November 2015 report on violence, abuse and neglect against people with disability recommended (Rec 6) that the Australian

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02.03.2016

Traditional Rights and Freedoms—Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws (ALRC 129 Summary)

This Summary Report provides an accessible overview of the policy framework and recommendations in the Final Report, Traditional Rights and Freedoms—Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws (ALRC Report 129), tabled on 2 March 2016.This publication is available for purchase in book format.

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