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Australian Cases, Legislation and Law Reform: Law Reform

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Australian Law Reform Commission

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) is a federal agency operating under the Australian Law Reform Commission Act 1996 (Cth), and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (Cth). 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 (Source: ALRC website About Us page). 

Finding Australian Law Reform Commission material

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) website has information about ALRC inquiries and publications such as final reports and consultation papers. 

The Australasian Law Reform Library on AustLII also has a collection of ALRC publications and materials. 

Finding law reform material discussing cases or legislation

Use the LawCite (free) search form to search for the case or legislation that you are looking for law reform commission discussion on.  

Once you have found the case or legislation look for 'Matching Law Reform Documents' in your search results.