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.

01.03.2016

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

Tabled 2 March 2016.The ALRC was asked to identify and critically examine Commonwealth laws that encroach upon traditional rights, freedoms and privileges recognised by the common law. In this Report, the ALRC discusses the source and rationale of many important rights and freedoms and provides an extensive survey of current Commonwealth laws that limit them. The ALRC

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11.02.2016

ALRC submission: Exposure Draft Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill 2016

Ms Kirsti Haipola and Mr Sam AhlinCopyright Law and Policy SectionDepartment of Communications and the ArtsBy email: copyright@communications.gov.au11 February 2016Dear Ms Haipola and Mr Ahlin,Exposure Draft Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill 2016The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission in response to the Department’s call for views

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11.02.2016

ALRC submission: Exposure Draft Privacy Amendment (Notification of Serious Data Breaches) Bill 2015

Dear Sir/Madam,ALRC Submission: Exposure draft Privacy Amendment (Notification of Serious Data Breaches) Bill 2015I refer to the invitation for submissions on the exposure draft Privacy Amendment (Notification of Serious Data Breaches) Bill 2015 (the Bill).The Bill would amend the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) to insert a new pt IIIC, which would define when a ‘serious

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28.01.2016

ALRC Submission: Criminal Law (Domestic Violence) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2015

Dear Research DirectorThe Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Committee to inform its consideration of the Criminal Law (Domestic Violence) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2015.One objective of the bill is to amend the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 to make provision for domestic and family violence to

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27.01.2016

ALRC submission to Senate inquiry into ‘revenge porn’

Ms Sophie DunstoneCommittee SecretarySenate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional AffairsPO Box 6100Parliament HouseCanberra ACT 260014 January 2016Dear Ms Dunstone,Submission to inquiry into so-called ‘revenge porn’The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the inquiry being conducted by the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs into so-called

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14.01.2016

ALRC submission to Senate inquiry into ‘revenge porn’

Ms Sophie DunstoneCommittee SecretarySenate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional AffairsPO Box 6100Parliament HouseCanberra ACT 260014 January 2016Dear Ms Dunstone,Submission to inquiry into so-called ‘revenge porn’The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the inquiry being conducted by the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs into so-called

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08.12.2015

FORTY YEARS ON – LESSONS OF THE ALRC

 AUSTRALIAN LAW REFORM COMMISSIONFORTIETH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONLAW COURTS SYDNEY, AUSTRLAIA 23 OCTOBER 2015The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG*WITH HONOUR, PRAISE & REFLECTIONChief Justice, Attorney General, Uncle Chicka, former colleagues in the ALRC, Your Honours, judges past and present, fellow citizens. Thank you very much, Chief Justice, for your very welcome, typically thoughtful, remarks on this important

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06.11.2015

ALRC submission to Senate inquiry regarding the Domestic and Family Violence Protection and Another Act Amendment Bill 2015

Committee ChairMs Leanne Donaldson MPCommunities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention CommitteeParliament HouseGeorge StreetBrisbane Qld  40006 November 2015Dear Ms Donaldson,Domestic and Family Violence Protection and Another Act Amendment Bill  2015The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee

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