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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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30.07.2013

New Commissioner appointed to the ALRC for the Serious Invasions of Privacy Inquiry

The Australian Law Reform Commission welcomes the appointment by the Federal Attorney-General, the Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP, of Professor Barbara McDonald as a Commissioner to lead the ALRC’s recently announced Inquiry into Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era. Professor McDonald is a Professor of Law at the University of Sydney with experience

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23.07.2013

ALRC Review of equal recognition before the law and legal capacity for people with disability announced

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today received Terms of Reference from the Federal Attorney-General, the Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP, for an Inquiry into Legal Barriers for People with Disabilities. ALRC President, Professor Rosalind Croucher will lead the Inquiry that will examine laws and legal frameworks within the Commonwealth jurisdiction that deny or diminish

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22.07.2013

New Commissioners appointed to the ALRC

The Australian Law Reform Commission welcomes the appointment of three new Commissioners by the Federal Attorney-General, the Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP. Professor Barbara McDonald has been appointed for a period of one year to lead the ALRC’s Inquiry into Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era. Professor McDonald is a Professor of Law

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05.06.2013

ALRC releases Discussion Paper on copyright law reform

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released its Discussion Paper for the copyright inquiry—Copyright and the Digital Economy (ALRC DP 79, 2013) containing 42 proposals regarding reform of the copyright. Under the Terms of Reference for this Inquiry, the ALRC is to consider whether exceptions and statutory licences in the Copyright Act 1968 are

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30.05.2013

Age Barriers to Work: ALRC releases final Report

Access All Ages—Older Workers and Commonwealth Laws The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released the final Report for its inquiry into legal barriers to older persons participating in the workforce and other productive work,Access All Ages—Older Workers and Commonwealth Laws (ALRC Report 120, 2013). The Report makes 36 recommendations that address the areas of recruitment

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