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.


Review of the Native Title Act 1993 (IP 45)

The first consultation document for this Inquiry.

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Review of the Native Title Act – at a glance

Artwork by Gilimbaa ( 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: is native title?Native title is the recognition by Australian law that some Aboriginal

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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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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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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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Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws IP 44

Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws was released on 15 November 2013. This Issues Paper is the first 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. This Issues Paper can

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Easy English: Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws IP 44

The ALRC is looking at laws that treat people with disability unfairly. This Issues Paper talks about the problems we have learned about so far. It also has some questions. We would like people with disability to answer the questions so we can learn more about any problems you have with the law. We would also

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Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (IP 43)

This Issues Paper was released on 8 October 2013, signalling the first stage of public consultation for the Serious Invasions of Privacy Inquiry. IP 43 provides background information and highlights issues identified by the ALRC as relevant to the Terms of Reference. The Issues Paper asks questions not just on issues relating to a stand-alone cause

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Copyright and the Digital Economy (DP 79)

This Discussion Paper was released on 6 June 2013, commencing the second stage in the public consultation processes. It highlights ALRC thinking to date and presents proposals for law reform. We invite the public to make submissions in response to this Discussion Paper and, in so doing, contribute to the law reform process.Submissions closed on Wednesday 31 July 2013.This

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