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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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14.11.2013

ALRC seeks input into the Disability and Commonwealth Laws Inquiry

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released an Issues Paper, Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws (IP 44), calling for submissions to its Disability Inquiry. The ALRC has been asked to review Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks that may deny or diminish the equal recognition of people with disability as persons before the

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08.10.2013

ALRC seeks input into Serious Invasion of Privacy law reform

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released the Issues Paper, Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (ALRC Issues Paper 43, 2013), to begin the consultation process for its Inquiry. The Terms of Reference for this Inquiry ask the ALRC to consider the detailed legal design of a statutory cause of action, and in

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05.08.2013

New ALRC Commissioner appointed and Final Terms of Reference announced for the Native Title Inquiry

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) welcomes the appointment by the Federal Attorney-General, the Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP, of Professor Lee Godden as a Commissioner to lead the ALRC’s recently announced Inquiry into the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).Professor Godden has had a distinguished university teaching and research career spanning more than twenty years.

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