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.

 

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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25.10.2015

ALRC Brief – October 2015

ALRC President reappointed for a further 3-year termThe Government announced that Professor Rosalind Croucher AM has been reappointed as ALRC President for a further 3 year term—to December 2018. Prof Croucher is currently leading the ALRC’s Freedoms Inquiry.See media release >>ALRC launches online timeline to celebrate 40 years of law reformThe ALRC has created an

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31.08.2015

ALRC Brief – August 2015

Appointment of part-time Commissioner,  Emeritus Professor Suri RatnapalaOn 21 July, the Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC appointed Emeritus Professor Anura Surindra (Suri) Ratnapala as a part-time Commissioner until the conclusion of the Freedoms Inquiry. Professor Ratnapala is Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Queensland and a current Fellow of the Australian Academy

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14.08.2015

ALRC submission to VLRC inquiry into the Role of Victims of Crime in the Criminal Trial Process

The Hon P D Cummins AMChairVictorian Law Reform CommissionGPO Box 4637Melbourne, Victoria 300114 August 2015Dear Chair,ALRC Submission: The Role of Victims of Crime in the Criminal Trial ProcessI refer to your invitation for submissions on the Victorian Law Reform Commission’s consultation paper The Role of Victims of Crime in the Criminal Trial Process (the VLRC

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12.08.2015

Submission to Senate Inquiry into Remedies for the Serious Invasion of Privacy in NSW

Committee ChairThe Hon Natasha Maclaren-Jones MLCNSW Legislative Council Standing Committee on Law and JusticeParliament HouseMacquarie Street12 August 2015Dear Ms Maclaren-Jones,Submission to Inquiry into Remedies for the Serious Invasion of Privacy in New South WalesThe Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to this Inquiry into remedies for the serious invasion

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03.08.2015

Traditional Rights and Freedoms—Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws (ALRC Interim Report 127)

This is the 2nd consultation document for the ‘Freedoms’ Inquiry. The Terms of Reference list 19 rights, freedoms and privileges to consider.

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31.07.2015

The common law and private property

7.1          The common law has long regarded a person’s property rights as fundamental. William Blackstone said in 1773: ‘There is nothing which so generally strikes the imagination, and engages the affections of mankind, as the right of property’.[1] In the national consultation on ‘Rights and Responsibilities’, conducted by the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) in

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