Adelaide Law School Key Role in Law Reform

A new South Australian Law Reform Institute has been established in a collaboration between the University of Adelaide, the State Attorney-General’s Department and the Law Society of SA.

The Attorney-General, the Hon. John Rau, said the Institute will assist in the streamlining of South Australian laws and management of justice in this state.

South Australia hasn’t had a Law Reform Commission since the late 1980s and is the only jurisdiction in Australia not to have one.

“The South Australian Law Reform Institute, and its members, will play a key role in improving the administration of justice in South Australia,” Mr Rau said.

“The Institute will help modernise, simplify and consolidate laws and the administration of the justice system and, in doing so, improve access to justice for the community.

“The Institute’s work will also lead to the repeal of laws that are obsolete or unnecessary for the community today.

“In addition, the new body will consult and collaborate with law reform agencies in other states and territories on proposals to reform laws in other jurisdictions or within the Commonwealth.” [read the full story]

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