What are the most pressing areas for law reform in Australia today?
Join expert panels including judges, legal scholars and industry leaders in a series of online conversations to unpack some of the key areas identified by the ALRC, including: defamation, automated decision making, legal structures for social enterprises and press freedom. View the ALRC Report: The Future of Law Reform: A Suggested Program of Work 2020-25.
Amended Timeframe for Reporting
The Attorney-General has amended the Australian Law Reform Commission’s reporting deadline for the review into Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination Legislation to be 12 months from the date the Religious Discrimination Bill is passed by Parliament.
Welcome to the InquiryOn 11 December the Attorney-General provided Terms of Reference to the ALRC for an Inquiry into class actions and third party litigation funders.The aim of the inquiry is to ensure that the costs of class actions are ‘appropriate and proportionate and that the interests of plaintiffs and class members are protected’. The …Read more
The ALRC Brief covers general news from the Commission, including updates on current inquiries, implementation of past reports, job vacancies and the ALRC intern program. The ALRC Brief is emailed to subscribers three to four times a year. Subscribe to the ALRC Brief A message from incoming ALRC President, the Hon. Justice S C Derrington I am both honoured and privileged to …Read more
View in original format.Tell us your story about the family law systemAs soon as the Review of the Family Law System was announced, the ALRC started receiving calls and emails from people keen to share their experiences of the family law system with us, in the hope their stories will illuminate some of the problems …Read more
View in original format.Welcome to the Review – from the Leading CommissionerWelcome to the first e-news for the Review of the Family Law System.It is a great privilege to have been asked to lead this Review, the first comprehensive review of Australia’s modern family law system since its commencement in January 1976. Although the system …Read more
Acting President announced On 28 July 2017 Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, announced the appointment of Mr Robert Cornall AO as the Acting President of the Australian Law Reform Commission. Mr Cornall has been appointed for a period of three months, commencing 30 July 2017, while a recruitment process will be undertaken to …Read more
The Report has been delivered!We are very happy to announce that yesterday afternoon the ALRC delivered its Report, Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response, to the Attorney-General, meeting the schedule in the Terms of Reference.The Report represents the culmination of research and consultation over a 15-month period. We received more than 450 submissions in response to two consultation documents …Read more
Inquiry update Incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Following public consultation on the Draft Terms of Reference, the Attorney-General delivered final Terms of Reference to the ALRC on 10 February 2017. The Terms of Reference (TOR) request that the ALRC examine the laws, legal frameworks and legal institutions, including the police, courts, legal assistance …Read more