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Law: Law reform

Law Reform process

Law reform agencies are generally statutory bodies acting independently of Government. They are tasked by Government to conduct inquiries into, and make recommendation for changes to existing law in a particular area. 

Any recommendations made by a law reform agency are recommendations only, and Governments are not compelled to attempt to implement them. However over 85% of Australian Law Reform Commission Reports, for example, have been at least partially, and often substantially implemented, demonstrating that this is an effective method of bringing about legislative reform.

Source: http://www.alrc.gov.au/about (accessed 9 Feb 2016)

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