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26.02.2018

Litigation Funding Inquiry – Enews Issue 1 – Welcome to the Inquiry

Welcome to the InquiryOn 11 December the Attorney-General provided Terms of Reference to the ALRC for an Inquiry into class actions and third party litigation funders.The aim of the inquiry is to ensure that the costs of class actions are ‘appropriate and proportionate and that the interests of plaintiffs and class members are protected’. The

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19.11.2017

Family Law System | Enews Issue 2 | Tell us your story

View in original format.Tell us your story about the family law systemAs soon as the Review of the Family Law System was announced, the ALRC started receiving calls and emails from people keen to share their experiences of the family law system with us, in the hope their stories will illuminate some of the problems

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26.10.2017

Family Law System | Enews Issue 1 | Welcome to the Review

View in original format.Welcome to the Review – from the Leading CommissionerWelcome to the first e-news for the Review of the Family Law System.It is a great privilege to have been asked to lead this Review, the first comprehensive review of Australia’s modern family law system since its commencement in January 1976. Although the system

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01.06.2017

Elder Abuse – enews – Issue 7

The Report has been delivered!We are very happy to announce that yesterday afternoon the ALRC delivered its Report, Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response, to the Attorney-General, meeting the schedule in the Terms of Reference.The Report represents the culmination of research and consultation over a 15-month period. We received more than 450 submissions in response to two consultation documents

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07.03.2017

Indigenous Incarceration enews | Issue 3 | Meet the Commissioner

Meet the CommissionerHis Honour Judge Matthew Myers AM, newly minted ALRC Commissioner appointed to lead the Inquiry into incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, speaks about his journey in the law, and his perspective on this Inquiry.Listen to audio or read transcript >> See bio >>Upcoming consultationsConsultation is always key to the ALRC inquiry process, and

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10.02.2017

Indigenous Incarceration enews | Issue 2 | Welcome to the Inquiry

View original format.Welcome to the InquiryToday the ALRC received final Terms of Reference (TOR) for an Inquiry into incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Draft TOR were released by the Attorney-General’s Department for public consultation at the end of 2016, and the final TOR reflect much of the feedback that was received.

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07.02.2017

Elder Abuse – enews – Issue 6

Reminder: Submissions due in 3 weeksThe ALRC is very appreciative of the input that we receive from our dedicated stakeholders and we want to remind you that submissions in response to the Discussion Paper, released on 12 December last year, are due by 27 February 2017. Feedback from the community on our proposals is crucial

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07.02.2017

Indigenous Incarceration – enews – Issue 2

View original format >>Welcome to the InquiryToday the ALRC received final Terms of Reference (TOR) for an Inquiry into incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Draft TOR were released by the Attorney-General’s Department for public consultation at the end of 2016, and the final TOR reflect much of the feedback that was

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11.12.2016

Elder Abuse – enews – Issue 5

Discussion Paper releasedThis morning we released the second consultation document for this Inquiry, a Discussion Paper, Elder Abuse (DP 83). The Discussion Paper includes 43 proposals for law reform. Key proposals have been made concerning powers of investigation for public advocates and public guardians; enduring powers of attorney and enduring guardianship; family agreements; banking; aged care; and

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07.12.2016

Indigenous Incarceration – enews – Issue 1

Consultation opens for Indigenous Incarceration Inquiry Terms of ReferenceYesterday, the Turnbull Government released a consultation draft of terms of reference for the Australian Law Reform Commission inquiry into the incarceration rate of Indigenous Australians.The consultation draft is being released now to ensure all interested persons and groups, in particular those from Indigenous communities, can have

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