12.09.2016

Common Law and the Protection of Rights, Freedoms and Privileges: Insights from the ALRC Freedoms Inquiry

The Common Law and the Protection of Rights, Freedoms and Privileges: Insights from the ALRC Freedoms Inquiry, The Mayo Lecture for 2016, James Cook University, Townsville, 12 September 2016 by Professor Rosalind Croucher AM*IntroductionThank you, Ed Harridge, President of the James Cook University (JCU) Student Association, for inviting me to present the Marylyn Mayo Lecture for 2016. I am deeply honoured

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29.07.2016

The ALRC’s Freedoms Report and Government Lawyers— Issues on the Horizon

Australian Government Legal Network, 29 July 2016, Canberra, by Professor Rosalind Croucher AM*Transcript[Square bracket notes indicate interpolated material. Not all the text was delivered.]AcknowledgmentsAs the Head of an Australian Government agency, and in the spirit of our Reconciliation Action Plan, I begin my presentation by acknowledging the traditional custodians of this land, and pay my respect to the elders,

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02.03.2016

Launch of ALRC Report 129, Traditional Rights and Freedoms—Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws

Wednesday, 2 March 2016, Parliament House, Canberra Professor Rosalind Croucher AMIntroduction and welcomeGood morning and welcome to this important event. I am Professor Rosalind Croucher, President of the Australian Law Reform Commission, and it is my very great privilege to commence the proceedings.I warmly welcome:Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QCShadow Attorney-General, the Hon Mark Dreyfus

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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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02.03.2016

Podcast:Traditional Rights and Freedoms—Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws – the Final Report

 Marie-Claire Muir (MC): Hello I’m Marie-Claire Muir, Communications Manager at the Australian Law Reform Commission. I’m talking with ALRC President Professor Rosalind Croucher, who led the Freedoms Inquiry. Today we’re talking about the final report for that Inquiry, Traditional Rights and Freedoms—Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws, which was tabled today in Parliament.Hi Ros. How are you?Rosalind Croucher

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01.03.2016

ALRC Report — Rights and freedoms in Commonwealth laws

ALRC report, Traditional Rights and Freedoms—Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws (ALRC Report 129), was tabled and launched in Parliament today by the Attorney-General, the Hon Senator George Brandis QC and is now publicly available.In this far-reaching inquiry, the Australian Law Reform Commission was asked to identify and critically examine Commonwealth laws that encroach upon traditional rights,

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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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10.12.2015

ALRC Brief – December 2015

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27.10.2015

Getting to Grips with Encroachments on Freedoms in Commonwealth Laws

Professor Rosalind Croucher AM,* President, Australian Law Reform Commission, to the Australian Academy of Law, Sydney, 27 October 2015 AAL President, the Hon Kevin Lindgren AM, thank you for allowing me to speak about the ALRC’s current inquiry, that we call the ‘freedoms inquiry’.I would like to begin my short talk this evening by acknowledging the traditional custodians

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25.10.2015

ALRC Brief – October 2015

ALRC President reappointed for a further 3-year termThe Government announced that Professor Rosalind Croucher AM has been reappointed as ALRC President for a further 3 year term—to December 2018. Prof Croucher is currently leading the ALRC’s Freedoms Inquiry.See media release >>ALRC launches online timeline to celebrate 40 years of law reformThe ALRC has created an

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