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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).
Published on: 31 March 2014 Media release
The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released a Discussion Paper, Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (DP 80, 2014). The Terms of Reference for this Inquiry ask the ALRC to consider the detailed legal design of a statutory cause of action and, in addition, other innovative ways the law might prevent or redress serious invasions of privacy.
Published on: 20 March 2014 Media release
The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released an Issues Paper, Review of the Native Title Act (IP 45).
Published on: 13 February 2014 Media release
The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released the final report for its inquiry, Copyright and the Digital Economy. The ALRC was asked to consider whether current copyright exceptions are adequate and appropriate in the digital era.
Published on: 15 November 2013 Media release
The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released an Issues Paper, Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws (IP 44), calling for submissions to its Disability Inquiry.