Law reform

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.

Report
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...

Article
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.

Discussion paper
12 December 2016

This ALRC elder abuse discussion paper includes includes forty-three proposals for law reform.

Report
8 December 2016

This draft report examines the effectiveness of the multiple-regulator model in supporting a single national consumer policy framework, and invites feedback from the public.

Article
4 December 2016

Of all Australia’s public health initiatives, our gun control laws are perhaps the most widely recognised and cited with pride. Yet they also contain the seed of their own destruction.

Journal article
30 November 2016

Geoffrey Palmer begins this article with the proposition that there is much in the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) that needs to be fixed.

Report
22 November 2016

The victim’s role in the criminal trial process has evolved over the past three decades. This report takes an evolutionary approach in proposing further reform.

Article
15 November 2016

George Brandis’s back down is only the first step in clarifying and protecting the role of this key legal officer.