Civil justice


Apples, oranges and lemons

This research report examines how administrative data is collected and used in the Victorian civil justice system.

Legal needs surveys and access to justice

This report offers an empirical tool to help planners, statisticians, policy makers and advocates understand people's everyday legal problems and experience with the justice system. It sets out a framework for the conceptualisation, implementation and analysis of legal needs surveys and is informed by analysis...

Integrity, fairness and efficiency — an inquiry into class action proceedings and third-party litigation funders: final report

This ALRC report recommends a government review of statutory enforcement regimes for regulators to facilitate effective and consistent statutory redress schemes—to fill gaps and create an alternative to some class action proceedings.

The resolve to resolve: embracing ADR to improve access to justice in the federal jurisdiction

In the years since NADRAC was established, ADR has expanded into a large, highly diverse and innovative field. Consumers, lawyers and other stakeholders have a greatly improved, though still imperfect, appreciation of the benefits of ADR. Many stakeholders expressed a welcome understanding of the value...

NADRAC submission to the Productivity Commission

The submission was initially compiled by NADRAC prior to NADRAC's abolition by the Australian Government on 8 November 2013. It has been completed by NADRAC's former members and is presented to the Productivity Commission as a work by the former advisory council NADRAC. In the...

Alternative dispute resolution in the civil justice system: issues paper

The National Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory Council (NADRAC) was established in 1995 as an independent body to provide the Attorney-General with policy advice on the development of ways of resolving or managing disputes without a judicial decision. On 13 June 2008 the Attorney-General wrote to...