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The ALRC strives to be a law reform agency at the leading edge of internationally recognised best practice.

Ideally, the ALRC would have at least 25 staff comprising lawyers, researchers, an economist and a socio-legal expert. Within the current budget, the ALRC seeks to maintains an average staffing level of 11 and has the capacity to work on two inquiries at any one time. The ALRC is reliant on Government for referrals and, accordingly, the extent to which the ALRC can meet its performance targets is influenced from year to year by the number of inquiries referred to the ALRC, the prescribed timeframes for these inquiries and the resources made available to conduct them.

In light of this, the ALRC will continue to work closely with the Attorney-General’s Department to ensure appropriate lead time for planning and managing resources when new inquiries are referred to the ALRC.