This article reports on a study into how the Queensland Law Reform Commission ('QLRC') cites journal articles. It found that journal articles had a limited presence within QLRC reports, suggesting that QLRC does not engage significantly with academic literature in its approach to law reform. This raises issues both for law reform and the Australian legal academy. For law reform there is the issue of whether the QLRC should engage more deeply with material from journal articles. For the Australian legal academy there is the issue of whether it should be researching and writing about matters of importance to reforming Australian law.