08.11.2022

Timetable

4 November 2022 Terms of Reference received 9 January 2023 Individual views and experiences survey open 27 January 2023 Consultation Paper released 24 February 2023 Submissions on Consultation Paper close 21 April 2023 Final Report due to the Attorney-General In its Terms of Reference, the Attorney-General has directed the ALRC to have regard to extensive

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04.11.2022

New ALRC Inquiry: Religious Educational Institutions and Anti-Discrimination Laws

The Australian Law Reform Commission has today received Terms of Reference from the Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP, to consider reforms to the way Federal anti-discrimination laws apply to religious educational institutions. The Government has appointed New South Wales Supreme Court Judge, the Hon Justice Stephen Rothman AM, as a Part-Time

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04.11.2022

Terms of Reference

I, the Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP, Attorney-General of Australia, having regard to the Government’s commitment to amend the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) and other Federal anti-discrimination laws (as necessary), including the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), to ensure that an educational institution conducted in accordance with the doctrines, tenets, beliefs or teachings of

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04.09.2019

Of Shields and Swords – let the jousting begin!

Justice SC Derrington, President of the ALRC, presented at the Freedom19 Conference in Sydney.

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02.03.2016

Traditional Rights and Freedoms—Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws (ALRC 129 Summary)

This Summary Report provides an accessible overview of the policy framework and recommendations in the Final Report, Traditional Rights and Freedoms—Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws (ALRC Report 129), tabled on 2 March 2016.This publication is available for purchase in book format.

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01.03.2016

Traditional Rights and Freedoms—Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws (ALRC Report 129)

Tabled 2 March 2016.The ALRC was asked to identify and critically examine Commonwealth laws that encroach upon traditional rights, freedoms and privileges recognised by the common law. In this Report, the ALRC discusses the source and rationale of many important rights and freedoms and provides an extensive survey of current Commonwealth laws that limit them. The ALRC

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23.09.2015

Accommodating rights? Religion, speech and equality in Australia

National Freedoms Symposium, Adelaide University North Terrace Campus, Adelaide, 21 September 2015.Chaired by Professor Andrew Stewart, John Bray Professor of Law, Adelaide Law School, University of AdelaideSpeeches:Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, ALRC President and Commissioner for the InquiryThe Honourable Catherine Branson QCAssociate Professor Anne Hewitt, Adelaide Law School, The University of Adelaide, South AustraliaDr Matthew Stubbs  Associate Professor, Adelaide Law

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03.08.2015

Traditional Rights and Freedoms—Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws (ALRC Interim Report 127)

This is the 2nd consultation document for the ‘Freedoms’ Inquiry. The Terms of Reference list 19 rights, freedoms and privileges to consider.

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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 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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