Australian Law Reform Commission

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Annual Report

8 Oct 2014

The Australian Law Reform Commission's annual report for the period 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014.


3 Sep 2014

This report provides the legal design of a tort to deal with serious invasions of privacy in the digital era, and makes sixteen other recommendations that would strengthen people’s privacy in the digital environment.

Executive summary

Context of the inquiry...

Annual Report

15 Oct 2013

The Australian Law Reform Commission's annual report for the period 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013.

Annual Report

12 Oct 2012

The Australian Law Reform Commission's annual report for the period 1 July 2011 until 30 June 2012.

Discussion paper

30 Sep 2007

Do Australians feel that their privacy is adequately protected? Is it possible for privacy laws to keep up with technology such as data matching, facial recognition and even body odour measurement? Do younger people care as much about privacy as their elders? These are some...


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4 Jun 2015

This report marks the first major review of the law governing ‘connection’ in native title claims since the introduction of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth). It also examines authorisation of persons bringing claims and joinder of parties to a native title claim. This report...


28 Jan 2015

A presentation to the Australia India Youth Dialogue discussing the role of think-tanks and other non-government bodies in public policy development.


Looks at the importance of a body like the Australian Law Reform Commission—and other institutional law reform bodies—in public policy...

Discussion paper

10 Dec 2014

The Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, has asked the Australian Law Reform Commission to review Commonwealth legislation to identify provisions that unreasonably encroach upon traditional rights, freedoms and privileges.

The Australian Law Reform Commission was asked to identify and critically examine Commonwealth...


24 Nov 2014

This report makes 55 recommendations for reforms intended to better provide people with disability equal recognition before the law, particularly in relation to the right to make decisions that affect their lives and to have those decisions respected.


This Inquiry is...

Discussion paper

23 Oct 2014

This Discussion Paper is the second consultation document in the ALRC's review of the Native Title Act .

This Inquiry into the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) focuses on the legal requirements for recognising native title rights and interests and proving connection; the nature...

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