Law reform across Australia

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Law Reform bodies across Australia are researching a variety of laws to make recommendations on areas for reform.
Law reform in Australia

Law Reform bodies across Australia are researching a variety of laws to make recommendations on areas for reform.

Australian Law Reform Commission

  • Judicial Impartiality Inquiry
  • Financial Services Legislation Inquiry
  • Religious Exemptions Inquiry

Victorian Law Reform Commission

Current references

  • Improving the response of the justice system to sexual offences
  • Stalking

Community Law reform

  • Inclusive Juries – Access for People who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or have low vision

Queensland Law Reform Commission

  • Voluntary assisted dying review
  • Workplace surveillance review

New South Wales Law Reform Commission

  • Court and tribunal information: access, disclosure and publication
  • Consent in relation to sexual offences

Tasmania Law Reform Institute

  • Preventing Elder Abuse and Neglect
  • Sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) Conversion Practices

New references accepted

  • Review of the Tasmanian Constitution
  • Special witness hearing scheme study
  • Human Rights Act for Tasmania (research paper)
  • Review of Privacy laws in Tasmania

Northern Territory Law Reform Committee

  • Mandatory Sentencing and Community-based Sentencing options

South Australia Law Reform Institute

  • Abuse of Powers of Attorney
Page reviewed 21 June 2021