27.01.2021

Developing the law reform mindset: reflections on the move from private practice to the ALRC

What is the ‘law reform mindset’? It seems to consist of five key features, which are discussed in this short piece.

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17.11.2020

ALRC Submission: NT Law Reform Inquiry into the mandatory sentencing and community-based sentencing options

The Australian Law Reform Commission submission to the Northern Territory Law Reform Committee inquiry into the mandatory sentencing and community-based sentencing options.

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21.11.2019

Evolving families and the continuing justification for rules particular to the regulation of families

Justice SC Derrington, President of the ALRC, presented at the Family and Relationship Services Australia (FRSA) National Conference 2019 on 21 November 2019.

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08.06.2017

The law’s response

8.13     The law does not ignore coerced transactions. There are several doctrines that deal with situations that include abuse of older people. Rather than suggesting specific amendments of these doctrines, the focus in this chapter is principally on improving the understanding and contribution of lawyers involved in the making and execution of wills, noting relevant

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08.06.2017

The role of the lawyer

Recommendation 8–1               The Law Council of Australia, together with state and territory law societies, should develop national best practice guidelines for legal practitioners in relation to the preparation and execution of wills and other advance planning documents to ensure they provide thorough coverage of matters such as: (a)         elder abuse in probate matters; (b)         common

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08.06.2017

Replaceable rules

Recommendation 7–2               The Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 (Cth) should be amended to include ‘replaceable rules’ for self-managed superannuation funds which provide a mechanism for an enduring attorney to become a trustee/director where this was provided for in the enduring document and notwithstanding the terms of the trust deed and constitution of the corporate trustee

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25.03.2017

Law Reform Agencies and Government—Independence, survival and effective law reform?

Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, President, Australian Law Reform Commission, Commonwealth Association of Law Reform Agencies, Melbourne, 25 March 2017.IntroductionI begin my presentation with an acknowledgment: reflecting our commitment in our Reconciliation Action Plan, as the head of a government agency, and personally, I acknowledge the ancestral owners of this land, the Kulin nation, who

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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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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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