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Australian Law: free online resources

Law Reform Reports on AustLII

The Australasian Law Reform Library includes databases of law reform reports and papers of all permanent Australian and New Zealand law reform bodies available on AustLII and NZLII. Not all reports are available on these databases.

Australian Law Reform Commission

The Australian Law Reform Commission website includes Reports, Discussion, Consultation, Background and Issues Papers from 1975 to the present in full text on its Publications page.

From the ALRC 'about us' page:

The Australian Law Reform Commission is a federal agency operating under the Australian Law Reform Commission Act 1996 (Cth), and the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997. The ALRC conducts inquiries into areas of law at the request of the Attorney-General of Australia. Based on its research and consultations throughout an inquiry, the ALRC makes recommendations to government. ALRC recommendations do not automatically become law, however over 85 per cent of ALRC reports have been either substantially or partially implemented - making it one of the most effective and influential agents for legal reform in Australia.