Current Projects

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The Commission is reviewing WA's sexual offence laws and the legal concept of 'consent'.
Current Projects

Project 113 - Sexual Offences

The Law Reform Commission of Western Australia is to review Chapter XXXI of the Criminal Code Compilation Act 1913 (WA) (Code) and sections 186, 191 and 192 of the Code and provide advice for consideration by the Government on possible amendments to enhance and update these provisions (and related or ancillary provisions or legal rules), having regard to contemporary understanding of, and community expectations relating to, sexual offences.

Terms of Reference for the project have been received.

Project 112 - Admissibility of propensity and relationship evidence in WA

The Law Reform Commission of Western Australia is to answer the following question:

Having regard to section 31A of the Evidence Act 1906 (WA) and the more recently introduced section 97A of the Model Uniform Evidence Bill, what rules should apply to determine the admissibility of propensity and relationship evidence, and other evidence of discreditable conduct, so that all relevant evidence is available to Western Australian courts, while also ensuring the right to a fair trial?

 
Project 112 Issues Paper (December 2021)

Project 111 - Review of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA)

The Law Reform Commission of Western Australia is to provide advice and make recommendations for consideration by the Government on possible amendments to enhance and update the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) (“the Act”) taking into account Australian and international best practices regarding equality and non-discrimination.

 
Project 111 Discussion Paper (August 2021)
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