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.

 

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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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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24.02.2016

ALRC Brief – February 2016

23/02/2016New Inquiry announced – Elder abuseThe Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC has announced a new Inquiry for the ALRC on Protecting the Rights of Older Australians from Abuse.The Attorney described elder abuse as ‘a symptom of attitudes which fail to respect and recognise the rights of older Australians to make decisions, to live

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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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10.12.2015

ALRC Brief – December 2015

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