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Author Australian Law Reform Commission.

Title Review of the Royal Commissions Act : issues paper / Australian Law Reform Commission
Published Sydney : Australian Law Reform Commission, 2009
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 MELB  352.743 Aus/Rot  AVAILABLE
Description 180 pages ; 25 cm
Series Issues paper / Australian Law Reform Commission ; 35
Issues paper (Australian Law Reform Commission) ; 35
Contents 1. Introduction to the Inquiry -- 2. Role of Public Inquiries -- 3. The Royal Commissions Act 1902 (Cth) -- 4. Comparative Forms of Public Inquiry -- 5. Potential New Models of Commonwealth Public Inquiry -- 6. Funding and Administration -- 7. Powers -- 8. Witnesses -- 9. Offences and Penalties
Summary The Attorney-General of Australia has asked the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to review the operation and provisions of the Royal Commissions Act 1902 (Cth) and consider the question of whether an alternative form or forms of Commonwealth executive inquiry should be established by statute. The ALRC has been asked to examine, among other things, whether Royal Commissions have sufficient powers to operate effectively and whether there are appropriate protections for the rights of people who are participants in a Royal Commission. The ALRC will also look at whether there is a need to establish other forms of inquiries that are less formal and more cost-effective
Notes "April 2009"
"You are invited to provide a submission or comment on this Issues Paper"--T.p
Commission reference: IP 35
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Australia. Royal Commissions Act 1902-1954
Governmental investigations -- Australia.
Legislative hearings -- Australia.
ISBN 9780980415353