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.

30.05.2013

Age Barriers to Work—Culturally and Linguistically Diverse People

What is this information sheet about?This information sheet discusses the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) Age Barriers to Work Inquiry. It outlines some of the ALRC’s key recommendations aimed at removing barriers to workforce participation for mature age people, including mature age people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. Further detail about these recommendations

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30.05.2013

Access All Ages—Older Workers and Commonwealth Laws (ALRC Report 120)

Access All Ages—Older Workers and Commonwealth Laws (ALRC Report 120) was tabled on 30 May 2013. The ALRC ‘Age Barriers to Work’ inquiry arose out of concerns about the implications of an ageing population and the recognition that expanding the workforce participation of older Australians may go some way to meeting such concerns. The ALRC was

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15.10.2012
02.10.2012

Grey Areas—Age Barriers to Work in Commonwealth Laws (DP 78 Summary)

This Discussion Paper Summary provides an overview of the policy framework and the proposals and questions contained in the full Discussion Paper. It is designed specifically with stakeholders in mind, acknowledging the substantial involvement of many in the Inquiry to date, and the familiarity with the issues as set out in the Issues Paper released in May

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02.10.2012

Grey Areas—Age Barriers to Work in Commonwealth Laws (DP 78)

This Discussion Paper commences the second stage in the consultation processes in this inquiry into Commonwealth legal barriers to older persons participating in the workforce or other productive work. It highlights ALRC thinking to date and puts forward proposals for law reform in the areas of recruitment and employment, work health and safety, insurance, social security,

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20.08.2012

Copyright and the Digital Economy (IP 42)

This Issues Paper is the first formal publication of the Inquiry, intended to help frame discussion and encourage public consultation at an early stage. It provides background information about copyright in the digital environment, highlights the issues so far identified in preliminary research and consultations, and outlines the principles that will shape the ALRC’s proposals

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07.08.2012

Submission to inquiry into the partial defence of provocation

Inquiry of the NSW Select Committee on the Partial Defence of Provocation

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02.08.2012

Submission to the inquiry into the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill 2012

Inquiry of the Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs.

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01.05.2012

Grey Areas—Age Barriers to Work in Commonwealth Laws (IP 41)

This Issues Paper was released on 1 May 2012 to form a basis for consultation for the Age Barriers to Work Inquiry. It is intended to encourage informed community participation in the Inquiry by providing some background information and highlighting the issues so far identified by the ALRC as relevant with respect to each of

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30.03.2012

Commonwealth Legal Barriers to Work

Presentation at theConsultative Forum on Mature Age Participation Monday 26 March 2012 byProfessor Rosalind Croucher*President, Australian Law Reform CommissionThe InquiryOn 7 March 2012, the Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon Nicola Roxon MP, asked the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to inquire into and report on Commonwealth legal barriers to older persons participating in the workforce or other

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