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Published on: 3 August 2015 Media release
The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released an Interim Report, Traditional Rights and Freedoms—Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws (IR 127), and is calling for submissions.
Published on: 21 July 2015 Media release
The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) welcomes the appointment by Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, of Emeritus Professor Anura Surindra (Suri) Ratnapala as a part-time Commissioner until the conclusion of the Review of Commonwealth Laws for Consistency with Traditional Rights, Freedoms and Privileges.
Published on: 26 January 2015 Media release
Professor Rosalind Croucher, BA(Hons) LLB PhD AMusA ACLM (Hon) FRSA FAAL TEP, President of the Australian Law Reform Commission, has been conferred the award of Member of the Order of Australia for “significant service to the law as an academic, to legal reform and education, to professional development, and to the arts”.
Published on: 12 December 2014 Media release
The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) welcomes the re-appointment of Professor Rosalind Croucher by the Attorney-General, to lead the ALRC for one more year, until December 2015. Professor Croucher has been the President of the ALRC for the past five years and was appointed to the ALRC as a full-time Commissioner in 2007, joining the Commission after a distinguished period of 25 years in university teaching and management.
Published on: 10 December 2014 Media release
The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released an Issues Paper, Traditional Rights and Freedoms—Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws (IP 46), and has called for submissions from the public.
Published on: 24 November 2014 Media release
The Australian Law Reform Commission’s Final Report Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws (ALRC Report 124), was tabled in Parliament today. The Report makes 55 recommendations for reform that will better provide people with disability equal recognition before the law—in particular, in relation to the right to make decisions that affect their lives and to have those decisions respected.
Published on: 23 October 2014 Media release
The Australian Law Reform Commission has today released a Discussion Paper, Review of the Native Title Act 1993 (DP 82). The paper contains a range of proposals and questions around connection requirements for the recognition and scope of native title rights and interests; authorisation; and joinder provisions. The ALRC is seeking feedback on these proposals.
Published on: 3 September 2014 Media release
The Australian Law Reform Commission’s Final Report, Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (Report 123, 2014) was tabled in Parliament today and is now publicly available.
Published on: 22 May 2014 Media release
The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released the final consultation paper in its inquiry into disability and Commonwealth laws, Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws (DP 81).