What are the most pressing areas for law reform in Australia today?

In 2019, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) undertook research and broad public consultation to address this question and in December 2019, The Future of Law Reform: A Suggested Program of Work 2020-25 was published. 

Join expert panelists including judges, legal scholars, and industry leaders in a series of online conversations to unpack some of the key areas identified by the ALRC, including:

  • Defamation;
  • Automated decision making and administrative law;
  • Legal structures for social enterprises; and
  • Press freedom. 

Why should you register?

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  • Webinars are complimentary to attend, register today and receive a link to the recording to watch on-demand.
  • These interactive webinars present an opportunity to elicit new perspectives and ideas, enabling individuals with diverse views to contribute to potential law reform.
  • Flexible learning – Select topics based on your interests.
  • Access insights and guidance from industry experts on key topics shaping future law reform in Australia.
The Future of Law Reform – Defamation

Monday, 27 JULY 2020 | 1.00pm – 2.00pm AEST

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Interact with an expert panel, discussing whether the Australian Law Reform Commission should inquire into potential reform of defamation law.

Join an expert panel comprising thought leaders on defamation law addressing questions such as:

  • Should defamation law reform be a priority?
  • What are the particular problems that any future defamation law reform inquiry should seek to solve?
  • What benefits might be expected from reform of defamation law?

Presenters:

  • The Hon Justice SC Derrington, President, Australian Law Reform Commission;
  • Professor David Rolph, The University of Sydney;
  • Judge Judith Gibson, District Court of NSW;
  • Bruce McClintock SC, NSW Bar;
  • Georgia-Kate Schubert, Australia’s Right to Know coalition.

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Automated Decision Making and Administrative Law

Monday, 10 AUGUST 2020 | 1.00pm – 2.00pm AEST

Co-hosted by:
Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Law and ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society.

Interact with an expert panel, discussing whether the Australian Law Reform Commission should inquire into the regulation of automated decision making.

Join an expert panel comprising thought leaders on automated decision making and administrative law addressing questions such as:

  • Should administrative law reform be a priority in light of increasing automation in decision making by government agencies?
  • What are the particular problems that any future law reform inquiry should seek to solve?
  • What benefits might be expected from reform?

Presenters:

  • The Hon Justice SC Derrington, President, Australian Law Reform Commission;
  • Professor Dan Hunter, ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society;
  • Professor Marek Kowalkiewicz, QUT Business School;
  • Dr Anna Huggins, QUT Law;
  • Lisa Keeling, Services Australia.

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Reform of Legal Structures for Social Enterprises

Monday, 17 AUGUST 2020 | 1.00pm – 2.00pm AEST

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Interact with an expert panel, discussing whether the Australian Law Reform Commission should inquire into the potential creation of a dedicated corporate structure for social enterprises.

Social enterprises are businesses that seek to make a profit while also pursuing social and/or environmental goals.
Join an expert panel comprising thought leaders on social enterprise addressing questions such as:

  • Should an inquiry into legal structures for social enterprises be a priority?
  • What are the particular problems that any future law reform inquiry should seek to solve?
  • What benefits might be expected from any future reform?

Presenters:

  • The Hon Justice JE Middleton, Commissioner, Australian Law Reform Commission;
  • Professor Matthew Harding, University of Melbourne;
  • Michael Ryland, Centre for Social Finance Law;
  • Trevor Danos AM, Advisor;
  • Andrew Davies, B Lab.

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Law Reform Relating to Press Freedom

Monday, 24 AUGUST 2020 | 1.00pm – 2.30pm AEST

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Interact with an expert panel, discussing whether the Australian Law Reform Commission should inquire into potential law reform regarding freedom of the press.

Join an expert panel comprising thought leaders on press freedom and national security addressing questions such as:

  • Should an inquiry into press freedom be a priority?
  • What are the particular problems that any future law reform inquiry should seek to solve?
  • What benefits might be expected from reform?

Presenters:

  • The Hon Justice SC Derrington, President, Australian Law Reform Commission;
  • Professor Peter Greste, Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom;
  • Jacinta Carroll, Australian National University;
  • Georgia-Kate Schubert, Australia’s Right to Know coalition;
  • Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh, University of Queensland.

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