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Judicial Impartiality eNews | February 2021

AAL/ALRC Seminar: Public Confidence, Apprehended Bias, and the Modern Federal Judiciary The Australian Law Reform Commission invites you to a panel seminar on Tuesday 2 March 2021 hosted in conjunction with the Australian Academy of Law.   An expert panel will explore how the fair-minded observer is faring by examining issues of public confidence, apprehended bias, and

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ALRC InBrief | January 2021

ALRC momentum continues into 2021
Last year saw unprecedented times as Australia and the international community adapted to the challenges of a global pandemic. Despite those challenges, it was a productive year for the ALRC.

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Financial Services Legislation eNews | December 2020

The ALRC has set out the approach to be taken for the Financial Services Legislation multi-year inquiry. The scope briefly outlines the structure of the inquiry, a preliminary analysis of existing problems and intended inquiry outcomes, and a description of some of the key topics to be addressed in the course of the inquiry.

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Judicial Impartiality eNews | December 2021

The first background paper for the review into judicial impartiality has now been released.
The law on judicial bias: A primer provides an introductory summary and overview of key aspects of the law on judicial bias as it relates to the Australian federal judiciary. 

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ALRC InBrief | November 2020

The Future of Law Reform Update 
Regulation expert joins the Financial Services Inquiry
Inquiry Process Evolves
Corporate Criminal Responsibility Articles

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ALRC InBrief | September 2020

New Inquiries Announced 
Corporate Criminal Responsibility – Final Report Released
Corporate Criminal Responsibility Podcast Series
Future of Law Reform Webinar Recordings 

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Corporate Crime eNews

The Australian Law Reform Commission report, Corporate Criminal Responsibility (Report 136, 2020), was tabled in Parliament today by the Attorney-General, the Hon Christian Porter MP.

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ALRC InBrief | June 2020

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.

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Religious Exemptions Inquiry Update

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.

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Litigation Funding Inquiry – Enews Issue 1 – Welcome to the Inquiry

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

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