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.
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 …Read more
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 …Read more
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.Read more
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 …Read more
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 …Read more
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 …Read more
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.Read more