Australian Law Reform Commission

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The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) undertakes research and provides recommendations to reform the law on topics selected by the Attorney-General of Australia.

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...
Discussion paper

Corporate criminal responsibility: discussion paper

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) is seeking submissions on 23 proposals for reform to the Commonwealth’s corporate criminal law regime, and asks 11 questions on particular areas of reform. This discussion paper addresses a number of aspects of corporate criminal liability.
Briefing paper

The Constitution of Australia: revisiting reform

As part of the ALRC's Where next for law reform? project, the ALRC is encouraging Australians to think big. Arguably the most significant law reform initiative would be to revise the Australian Constitution. This paper has been prepared to start the conversation.