Published on 14 November 1990.

ALRC Report 48 (tabled November 1990), the second report into admiralty jurisdiction, identified that the existing jurisdiction of Australian courts over offences committed at sea had two main sources—Imperial Admiralty legislation and modern Commonwealth or state legislation.

Criminal Admiralty Jurisdiction and Prize (ALRC Report 48) found that this combination of sources had resulted in laws that were inconsistent and uncertain.

View ALRC Report 48 in HTML on the AustLII website.