Law reform

15 February 2017

The committee considers that this inquiry into the Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill provides an opportunity to consider much of this evidence in a more collegiate...

Journal article
13 February 2017

This article evaluates the Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010 (Vic) to see if it improves on the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) when it comes to Indigenous participation in water...

8 February 2017

The purpose of this website is to consolidate information about national security law and policy in Australia in a clear and accessible form so as to improve public knowledge of this field.

8 February 2017

Examines the counter-terrorism questioning powers of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, the Australian Federal Police, and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission.

Audio interview
31 January 2017

Those Australians who support watering down the anti-hate laws in the Racial Discriminaton Act have received a boost.

Discussion paper
10 January 2017

This guide sets out the NSW Government’s proposals to update the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) through a series of targeted amendments.

20 December 2016

In undertaking this inquiry, the Productivity Commission was asked to consider whether current arrangements provide an appropriate balance between access to ideas and products, and encouraging...

Discussion paper
15 December 2016

This paper provides a comprehensive overview of the regulatory environment in Victoria, how it relates to automated vehicles and plans to make changes to the regulatory framework that will support...

14 December 2016

This report concludes a community law reform project considering whether Victorians should be permitted to leave funeral and burial instructions that are binding on the person with the right to...

12 December 2016

This article fact checks Shadow Minister for Communications, Michelle Rowland's statement that Australia’s level of media ownership concentration is one of the highest in the world.