Law Reform Archive

Victorian Law Reform Commission reports on succession laws released (16 October 2013)

The Victorian Law Reform Commission‘s report on succession laws has been tabled in that State’s Parliament. The Commission was asked to examine the law on how property is dealt with after a person dies, to ensure the law operates

Greater protection for public sector whistleblowers: laws passed (27 June 2013)

Public-sector whistleblowers will have greater protection under legislation passed by the Australian Government on 26 June 2013. The Federal Minister for the Public Service and Integrity, Mr Mark Dreyfus QC, said the Public Interest Disclosure Bill and the Public

Queensland: New laws to make industrial organisations and officials more accountable (6 June 2013)

Queensland’s Attorney-General, Mr Jarrod Bleijie, has announced that new laws have been passed by the Queensland Parliament which will apply to industrial organisations. Mr Bleijie said the new laws would apply to 32 employer associations and 34 trade unions

Inquiry into aspects of Victoria’s negligence and compensation legislation (1 June 2013)

The Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission (VCEC) will conduct an inquiry into aspects of Victoria’s Wrongs Act 1958 (the Act), Victorian Treasurer, Mr Michael O’Brien, and Victoria’s Attorney-General, Mr Robert Clark, announced on 30 May 2013. The Wrongs Act