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.
Professor Croucher said, “I’m delighted to have this opportunity to lead the ALRC during its 40th anniversary year. During this time I will head up the Inquiry into Commonwealth laws that encroach on traditional rights, freedoms and privileges—a very broad and important inquiry that goes to the fundamental principles of our liberal democracy—as well as overseeing the completion of the Review of the Native Title Act due to report in March 2015.
Leading the ALRC for the past five years, we have completed inquiries into Secrecy laws, Family Violence (two inquiries), Discovery, Classification and Censorship, Copyright, Age Barriers to Employment, Privacy and Disability—a very substantial and important law reform effort across a very wide range. Entering our 40th year will provide an opportunity to reflect on the ALRC’s body of work, to acknowledge all those who have contributed to it either as Commissioners, Advisory Committee members, Staff and most importantly as Stakeholders. I am extremely proud of this legacy and honoured to be here to both complete our two current inquiries and to celebrate the ALRC’s highly regarded contribution to Australian law and justice.”