27.03.2017

Supporting Older People in Exercising and Protecting Their Rights—Insights from the ALRC’s Disability and Elder Abuse Inquiries

Keynote Address, ADA National Conference, ‘Human Rights & Social Justice: Shifting Client Control’, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, 23 March 2017, Emeritus Professor Rosalind F Croucher AM, President, Australian Law Reform Commission*Abstract: The ALRC’s Disability inquiry embodied the paradigm shift of the UNCRPD to supported decision making and, as a first principle, that all adults have an

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04.11.2016

Protecting the rights of older Australians from abuse through laws and legal frameworks—the ALRC’s Elder Abuse Inquiry

AAG 2016 National Conference, Canberra, 4 November 2016, Rosalind F Croucher*[Note: Professor Croucher spoke to this paper at the conference, including making reference to presenters in the same session that preceded her speech, so the text below is not an exact transcript of the recording of the presentation]AcknowledgmentI begin my presentation by acknowledging the traditional custodians

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20.10.2016

Modelling Supported Decision Making in Commonwealth Laws – The ALRC’s 2014 Report and Making it Work

AGAC 2016 National Conference, 18 October 2016, Rosalind F Croucher*TranscriptAcknowledgment & IntroductionI begin by acknowledging the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, who are the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we meet—and I pay my respects to their elders, both past and present and acknowledge Indigenous guests attending today.I see my

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14.03.2016

ALRC submission: Inquiry into the indefinite detention of people with cognitive and psychiatric impairment in Australia

Dear Sir/Madam,I refer to the invitation for submissions to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee (the Senate Committee) inquiry into the indefinite detention of people with cognitive and psychiatric impairment in Australia.I note that the Senate Committee’s November 2015 report on violence, abuse and neglect against people with disability recommended (Rec 6) that the Australian

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01.07.2015

SPRC Social Policy Debate: Supported Decision Making

When:11 Aug 2015, 4:30pm – 6.30pmVenue:SMC Conference & Function Centre, 66 Goulburn St, SydneyWho:Social Policy Research CentreThis house believes that with sufficient support, people with disability should never be required to have a substitute decision makerThe United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities challenges the current legal assumption that sometimes supported decision

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16.04.2015

ALRC Brief – April 2015

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13.04.2015

ALRC submission: Proposal for a National Disability Insurance Scheme Quality and Safeguarding Framework

NDIS Quality and SafeguardsPO Box 7576Canberra Business Centre ACT 2610 30 April 2015Dear Sir/Madam,I  refer  to  the  invitation  for  submissions  on  the  Disability  Reform  Council’s  consultation  paper  Proposal  for  a National Disability Insurance Scheme Quality and Safeguarding Framework (the consultation paper).The ALRC makes the following submission in response to the consultation paper. The submission draws on

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11.12.2014

Launch of ‘Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws’ – NSW Public Guardian

Graeme Smith, NSW Public Guardian presentation, at the launch of ALRC Final Report Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth laws in Sydney on 11 December 2014.I congratulate the ALRC on the publication of this report.I would also like to thank Ros Croucher for the opportunity to make a few comments on the importance of this

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11.12.2014

Launch of final report, ‘Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws’

The ALRC formally launched its final report for the Disability Inquiry, Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws (ALRC 124) on Thursday 11 December 2014, in Sydney.The launch was attended by Evan Lewis, on behalf of Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield; the Hon Mark Dreyfus QC, MP; the Hon Jenny Macklin MP, members of the Inquiry’s Advisory Committee, and

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11.12.2014

Launch of ‘Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws’ – Rosemary Kayess

Rosemary Kayes, Director of the Human Rights and Disability Projects at the Humand Rights Centre, UNSW Law, and member of the Inquiry’s Advisory Committee, speaking at the launch of final report, Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws (ALRC Report 124), in Sydney on Thursday 11 December 2014.I’d like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land

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