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08.07.2016

Elder Abuse Inquiry | enews | Issue 3

Elder Abuse and the Law – Webinar On 14 July 2016, Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, President of the Australian Law Reform Commission, will be guest speaker for the Elder Abuse Prevention Unit. She will be discussing the ALRC’s Elder Abuse Inquiry and what this means for service providers. The webinar will also provide an opportunity for service

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07.04.2016

Elder Abuse Inquiry | enews | Issue 1

Welcome to the InquiryThe ALRC has received Terms of Reference for an Inquiry into Elder Abuse. The Attorney-General announced the new Inquiry at the National Elder Abuse Conference in Melbourne on 23 February 2016.See Terms of ReferenceSee A-G’s Media ReleaseSee A-G’s speech to the National Elder Abuse Conference 2016The Inquiry will build on the ALRC’s work concerning respect

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31.08.2015

Freedoms Inquiry | enews | Issue 6 | National Freedoms Symposia

National Freedoms SymposiaThe ALRC is pleased to announce a national series of discussions around the ALRC Freedoms Inquiry, to be held in Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney, Perth and Melbourne. Each event will focus on a different aspect of the Freedoms Inquiry with invited guests who will give short presentations on particular issues. These events are free but RSVP

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03.08.2015

Freedoms Inquiry | enews | Issue 5 | Interim Report

Interim reportThe Interim Report for this Inquiry, Traditional Rights and Freedoms—Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws (ALRC Interim Report 127), is now available.This is the second consultation document for this inquiry, in which the ALRC has been asked to review Commonwealth laws that encroach on traditional rights, freedoms and privileges such as freedom of speech, religion, movement and association; and other

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04.06.2015

Native Title enews – Issue 8 – June 2015

Final Report available!We are pleased to announce the release of the Final Report for this Inquiry Connection to Country: Review of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) (ALRC Report 126). The Report was tabled in Parliament today and is now available to the public.The Report is available in HTML, PDF, and as an ebook.See media release >>See

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10.12.2014

Freedoms Inquiry enews | Issue 4 | Issues Paper

Issues Paper availableThe Issues Paper for this Inquiry, Traditional Rights and Freedoms—Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws (IP46), is now available.IP46 provides a brief explanation of each of the rights, freedoms and privileges listed in the Terms of Reference, their origin and rationale, and how they are protected from statutory encroachment. For each one the ALRC asks the question:  What

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07.12.2014

Native Title enews – Issue 7 – December 2014

Submission deadline extended to Monday 19 JanuaryThe ALRC acknowledges how busy the end of year can be and has decided to extend our deadline for submissions. As we must finalise recommendations and present our final report by the end of March 2015, and we would like as much time as possible to consider your submissions, we

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23.11.2014

Disability enews | Issue 9 | Final Report now available

We are pleased to announce the release of the Final Report for this Inquiry, Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws (ALRC 124). The Report was tabled in Parliament today and is now available to the public. The Report is available in HTML, PDF, and as an ebook.See media release >>See Final Report >>See Summary Report >>Download a

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23.10.2014

Native Title enews – Issue 6 – October 2014

Issue 6 | 23 October 2014Discussion Paper releasedWe’ve now released our second consultation document for this Inquiry, a Discussion Paper. Review of the Native Title Act 1993 (DP 82) 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 invites individuals and organisations to make

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18.09.2014

Freedoms enews | Issue 3 | Crowdsourcing law reform

Freedoms WikiIn the last enews we talked about the tasks that lie ahead for the ALRC Freedoms Inquiry. The first task is to identify Commonwealth laws that encroach—justifiably or not—on traditional rights, freedoms and privileges.To assist in creating this catalogue, the ALRC has set up a public wiki—a set of collaborative online documents that ALRC staff and

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