Civil law

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Strategy

Building back better: Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service COVID-19 recovery plan

This strategy document identifies key issues and makes targeted recommendations across criminal, civil and family law – with the objective of ensuring Aboriginal people are not left behind.
Report

Seeking legal help online: understanding the 'missing majority'

This research was funded by the Victorian Law Foundation to help better understand the attitudes and behaviours of people looking for and using legal self-help resources online to solve common civil law problems. The aim is to inform better design and deployment of digital self-help...
Report

Litigation funding and the regulation of the class action industry

In this report, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services concurs with the findings of numerous previous reviews: namely, that class actions, when working as originally intended, should facilitate access to justice, discourage wrongdoing, and promote the efficient and effective use of court...
Guide

Poverty lawgorithms

Automated decision-making systems make decisions about our lives, and those with low-socioeconomic status often bear the brunt of the harms these decisions cause. This guide explains automated decision-making systems so lawyers can better identify the source of their clients' problems and advocate on their behalf.
Report

Law … what is it good for?

This report draws on findings from the Community Perspectives of Law Survey, an Australia-wide survey of over 1800 people which explored people’s understanding of the relevance of law and, in particular, whether lawyers are seen as important in relation to everyday scenarios.
Evaluation

Evaluation of Legal Aid NSW civil law service for Aboriginal communities

This evaluation report provides insights into how a mainstream government service works with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Report

Neighbourhood tree disputes: report

This report responds to a number of suggestions from the community about an urgent need to improve the law to help neighbours resolve their disputes about trees. The inquiry was initiated by the Commission as part of its community law reform program.
Report

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.
Discussion paper

Review of Model Defamation Provisions: discussion paper

This discussion paper invites public feedback on the Model Defamation Provisions to assess whether the existing laws are meeting their policy objectives, particularly in response to the rise of online publications and technological changes since the provisions were developed.
Report

Data insights in civil justice: NSW Supreme Court

The foundation was engaged by the Department of Justice NSW to investigate the quality and utility of each court and tribunal’s data in informing policy and practice. This report focuses on Supreme Court data.