Australian Law Reform Commission

Owning Institution:
Discussion paper

Religious educational institutions and anti-discrimination laws: consultation paper

The Australian Law Reform Commission is seeking stakeholder submissions on proposals to change the way Commonwealth anti-discrimination law applies to religious schools and other educational institutions.

Without fear or favour: judicial impartiality and the law on bias

At a general level, public confidence in the Australian courts is high, and the Australian judiciary is highly respected internationally for its integrity and impartiality. This inquiry was set against the background of the importance of maintaining public confidence in the administration of justice for...
Briefing paper

The law on judicial bias: a primer

This background paper provides an introductory summary and overview of key aspects of the law on judicial bias, as it relates to the Australian federal judiciary.

Corporate criminal responsibility: final report

In 2019, the Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon Christian Porter MP, asked the ALRC to undertake a comprehensive review of the Commonwealth corporate criminal responsibility regime, emphasising the need for effective law to hold corporations to account for criminal misconduct. This report outlines the findings...

The future of law reform: a suggested program of work 2020-25

This report seeks to identify the most pressing areas for law reform in Australia that would be suitable for an inquiry by the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC). If accepted, the topics set out in this report could form a set program of work for...