Civil law


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.

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.

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.

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.
Discussion paper

Options for the implementation in the Northern Territory of the civil litigation reforms recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

The purpose of this paper is to seek feedback on proposed options for reforms to Territory laws being considered by the Department of the Attorney-General and Justice, in response to the Royal Commission’s recommendations regarding the duties and liability of institutions and the identification of...
Discussion paper

Neighbourhood tree disputes: consultation paper

The Victorian Law Reform Commission has released this consultation paper as part of its examination of the current operation of the relevant laws and processes in Victoria governing neighbourhood tree disputes.

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...

A strategic framework for access to justice in the federal civil justice system

Beginning with an examination of the importance and scope of access to justice, this report analyses supply and demand in the federal justice system, recommending the adoption of a Strategic Framework for Access to Justice. The Strategic Framework is intended to be a tool for...