Photo: Rob Suisted
In August 1986 the then Law Reform Commission of Victoria published a Discussion Paper Legislation, Legal Rights and Plain English. This was followed by two landmark reports on the language, structure and format of legislation. Now at the 30 year mark this session will look at the impact of the work of the Commission and at what was adopted and at what was not adopted by the drafting community. The session will conclude by considering whether in the Australian context there is still a need to advocate plain legislative drafting.