Discussion papers

These Law Reform Commission publications are part of a collection dating back to 1966. Each publication deals with the law at the time it was first published and may not necessarily represent the current law. For advice concerning the current law please consult your legal practitioner.   

DP47 Review of the Uniform Evidence Acts (2005)

DP46 Blind or Deaf Jurors (2004)

DP45 Apprehended Violence Orders: Part 15A of the Crimes Act (2002)

DP44 Review of the Property (Relationships) Act 1984 (NSW) and Executive Summary (2002)

DP43 Contempt by Publication and Summary (2000)

DP42 Uniform Succession Laws: Administration of Estates of Deceased Persons (1999)

DP41 The Right to Silence (1998)

DP40 Set-Off​ (1998)

DP39 Review of Section 316 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) (1997)

DP38 Contribution Between Persons Liable for the Same Dam​age​ (1997)

DP37 Directed Verdicts of Acquittal (1995)

DP36 ​Barratry, ​Maintenance and Champerty (1994)

DP35 People with an Intellectual Disability and the Criminal Justice System: Courts and Sentencing (1994)

DP34 Review of the Adoption of Children Act 1965 (NSW)​​ (1994)

DP33 Sentencing (1996)

DP32 ​Defama​tion (1993)

DP31 Provocation, Diminished Responsibility and Infanticide (1993)

DP30 ​Review of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW)​ (1993)

DP29 ​People with an Intellectual Disability and the Criminal Just​​ice System: Policing Issues (1993)

DP28 Personal Property Securities (1992)

DP27 The Right to ​Support by Adjoining Land​ (1992)

DP26 Scrutiny of the Legal Profession (1992)

DP25 Provisional Damages​ (1992)

DP24 Blasphemy (1992)

DP23 Community Law Reform Program: Unilateral Severance of a Joint​ Tenancy​, 1991

DP22 Neighbour and Neighbour Relations

DP21 ​Alternative Dispute Res​olution: Training and Accreditation of Mediators​, 1989

DP20 Wills For Persons Lacking Will-Making Capacity, 1989

DP19 Torrens Title: Compensa​tion for Loss​, 1989

DP18 Artificial Conception: Surrogate Motherhood, 1988

DP17 Registration and Certification of Births and Deaths, 1987

DP16 ​Criminal Procedure: Police Powers of Arrest and Detention - Part 1 [PDF, 1Mb] ; Part 2 [PDF, 978Kb]​, 1987

DP15Artificial Conception: In Vitro Fertilization, 1987

DP14 Crimin​al Procedure: Procedure from Charge to Trial - Specific Problems and Proposals, 1987

DP13 Criminal Procedure: Procedure from Charge to Trial - A General Proposal for Reform, 1986

DP12 ​Criminal Procedure: The J​ury in a Criminal Trial​, 1985

DP11 Artificial Conception: Human Artificial Insemination, 1984

DP10 Unincorp​orated Associations: Incorporation By Registration​, 1981

DP9Unsworn Statements of Accused Persons, 1980

DP8 Oaths and Affirma​tions​, 1980

DP7 Competence and Compellability, 1980

DP6 The Legal Profession: Solicitors' Trust Accounts and the Solicitors' Fidelity Fund, 1981

DP5 The Legal Profession: Advertising and Specialisation, 1981

DP4 ​The Legal Profession: Structure of the Profession (and Outline)​​, 1981

DP3 The Legal Profession: Professional Indemnity Insurance (and Outline), 1979

DP2 ​The Legal Profession: Complaints, Discipline and Professional Sta​ndards (and Outline)​, 1979

DP1 ​The Le​​gal Profession: General Regulation (and Outline)​, 1979