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25.01.2015

ALRC President, Professor Rosalind Croucher, awarded the Order of Australia

Professor Rosalind Croucher, BA(Hons) LLB PhD AMusA ACLM (Hon) FRSA FAAL TEP, President of the Australian Law Reform Commission, has been conferred the award of Member of the Order of Australia for “significant service to the law as an academic, to legal reform and education, to professional development, and to the arts”. The Order of Australia

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12.12.2014

ALRC President re-appointed to lead the ALRC in its 40th year

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

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10.12.2014

Rights and freedoms in Commonwealth laws – Issues Paper

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released an Issues Paper, Traditional Rights and Freedoms—Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws (IP 46), and has called for submissions from the public.The Freedoms Inquiry is a review of Commonwealth legislation for consistency with traditional rights, freedoms and privileges.  These may be seen as fundamental freedoms in modern society, such

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23.11.2014

Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws: ALRC Report

The Australian Law Reform Commission’s Final Report Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws (ALRC Report 124), was tabled in Parliament today. The Report makes 55 recommendations for reform that will better provide people with disability equal recognition before the law—in particular, in relation to the right to make decisions that affect their lives and

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22.10.2014

Proposals for reform of the Native Title Act: ALRC calls for submissions

The Australian Law Reform Commission has today released a Discussion Paper, Review of the Native Title Act 1993 (DP 82). The paper contains a range of proposals and questions around connection requirements for the recognition and scope of native title rights and interests; authorisation; and joinder provisions. The ALRC is seeking feedback on these proposals.Professor

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03.09.2014

Report into Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era released

The Australian Law Reform Commission’s Final Report, Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (Report 123, 2014) was tabled in Parliament today and is now publicly available.The Terms of Reference for this Inquiry, required the ALRC to design a tort to deal with serious invasions of privacy in the digital era.  In this Report,

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22.05.2014

ALRC seeks input into the Disability and Commonwealth Laws Inquiry

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released the final consultation paper in its inquiry into disability and Commonwealth laws, Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws (DP 81).The Discussion Paper presents over 50 proposals for reform of Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks to better provide people with disability equal recognition before the law—in particular,

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30.03.2014

ALRC seeks input into Proposals for Reforms to address Serious Invasions of Privacy

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released a Discussion Paper, Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (DP 80, 2014). The Terms of Reference for this Inquiry ask the ALRC to consider the detailed legal design of a statutory cause of action and, in addition, other innovative ways the law might prevent or

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20.03.2014

ALRC seeks input into Inquiry into the Native Title Act

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released an Issues Paper, Review of the Native Title Act (IP 45). Under the Terms of Reference for this Inquiry, the ALRC has been asked to consider what, if any, changes could be made to improve the operation of Commonwealth native title laws and legal frameworks concentrating on

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12.02.2014

ALRC releases copyright report

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released the final report for its inquiry, Copyright and the Digital Economy. The ALRC was asked to consider whether current copyright exceptions are adequate and appropriate in the digital era. The report recommends the introduction of fair use in Australia. Fair use is a defence to copyright infringement

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