Australian Law Reform Commission

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The Australian Law Reform Commission report recommends major changes to the way judges are appointed and educated, and supports an independent body to investigate allegations of misconduct.


The Australian Law Reform Commission report looked into concerns that lawyer and funder profits were being prioritised over claimants’ interests


The UNSW Social Policy Research Centre will host a debate about whether people with disabilities should ever legally require substitute decision-makers. 

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A gaping hole lies in Australian law - there is no tort, or cause of action, enabling a person to sue for infringements of their privacy, writes George Williams.

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Jurors presented with gruesome evidence are up to five times more likely to convict a defendant than jurors not privy to such evidence, UNSW research reveals.