A reflection on The Liberal Promise on its 30th birthday

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In her critique of anti-discrimination law, 'The Liberal Promise', Professor Margaret Thornton argued that the law could have a limited impact on social change partly due to the privatised way in which discrimination claims are resolved. This Brief explores the influence of Thornton's work and suggests that, 30 years on, her claims still ring true.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-302
Number of pages3
JournalAlternative Law Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2020


  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • conciliation
  • discrimination
  • legal change

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