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.

03.09.2014

Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (ALRC Report 123)

In this Inquiry the ALRC was asked to design a statutory cause of action for serious invasions of privacy, and also to consider other innovative ways in which law may reduce serious invasions of privacy in the digital era.This final report was tabled on 3 September 2014.A Summary Report is also available.

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03.09.2014

Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (ALRC 123 Summary)

This Summary Report provides an accessible overview of the policy framework and recommendations in the final Report, Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (ALRC Report 123), tabled on 3 September 2014.This publication is available for purchase in book format.

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22.05.2014

Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws (DP 81)

The second consultation document in the ALRC’s Inquiry into Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks that deny or diminish the equal recognition of people with disability before the law, and their ability to exercise legal capacity.

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22.05.2014

Easy English: Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws DP 81

The ALRC is looking at laws that treat people with disability unfairly.This Discussion Paper is written in Easy English. We use simple words and pictures to show ideas.Submissions close on Monday 30 June 2014.Information about making a submission is also available in Easy English and Auslan.The full version of this Discussion Paper is available here: http://www.alrc.gov.au/publications/disability-DP81 

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30.03.2014

Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (DP 80)

This Discussion Paper includes proposals for reform, including for a new Commonwealth Act that would provide for a statutory cause of action for serious invasions of privacy and, in addition, other innovative ways the law might prevent or redress serious invasions of privacy.

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19.03.2014

Review of the Native Title Act 1993 (IP 45)

The first consultation document for this Inquiry.

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12.03.2014

Review of the Native Title Act – at a glance

Artwork by Gilimbaa (www.gilimbaa.com.au)The ALRC is conducting an Inquiry into some aspects of native title law— to do with connection, authorisation and joinder. This document provides a short overview of the Inquiry. For more detail, you can read our Issues Paper: https://www.alrc.gov.au/publications/native-title-ip-45What is native title?Native title is the recognition by Australian law that some Aboriginal

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13.02.2014

Copyright and the Digital Economy (ALRC Report 122)

The ALRC was asked to consider whether the current exceptions and statutory licences in the Copyright Act are adequate and appropriate in the digital era. The Report, tabled on 13 February 2014, is the result of an 18-month Inquiry during which the ALRC produced two consultation documents, undertook 109 consultations and received 870 submissions.The Report contains

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13.02.2014

Copyright and the Digital Economy (ALRC 122 Summary)

This Summary Report provides an accessible overview of the policy framework and recommendations in the final Report, Copyright and the Digital Economy (ALRC Report 122), tabled on 13 February 2014.This publication is available for purchase in book format.

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25.11.2013

ALRC submission to the Commission of Audit

The Terms of Reference for the National Commission of Audit ask for submissions to look at the scope, efficiency and functions of the Commonwealth government to: ensure taxpayers are receiving value-for-money from each dollar spent; eliminate wasteful spending; identify areas of unnecessary duplication between the activities of the Commonwealth and other levels of government; identify

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