Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

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Native title amendment (reform) bill 2011

This report reviews the Native Title Amendment (Reform) Bill 2011 and recommends that it not be passed. On 12 May 2011, the Senate referred the Native Title Amendment (Reform) Bill 2011 (Bill) to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee (committee) for inquiry and report...

Review of the National Classification Scheme: achieving the right balance

This inquiry is the first major review of the National Classification Scheme since it was introduced over 15 years ago. The inquiry presented the committee with an opportunity to examine a range of important issues relating to the National Classification Scheme and to assess the...

Inquiry into Australia's judicial system and the role of judges

This Senate report examines: procedures for appointment and method of termination of judges; term of appointment, including the desirability of a compulsory retirement age, and the merit of full-time, part-time or other arrangements; jurisdictional issues, for example, the interface between the federal and state judicial...