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ALRC InBrief | March 2016

Inquiry update Launch of the Freedoms final report The Final Report for the Freedoms Inquiry, Traditional Rights and Freedoms—Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws (ALRC 129), was tabled and launched by the Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, on 2 March 2016, at Parliament House in Canberra. See Final Report>> See Summary Report>> See Media Release>> See Launch speeches>> New Inquiry –

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ALRC InBrief | February 2016

New Inquiry announced – Elder abuse The Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC has announced a new Inquiry for the ALRC on Protecting the Rights of Older Australians from Abuse. The Attorney described elder abuse as ‘a symptom of attitudes which fail to respect and recognise the rights of older Australians to make decisions,

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ALRC InBrief | December 2015

Message from the President It’s been another exciting and busy year at the ALRC. Mid year saw the tabling of Connection to Country: Review of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), the final report for the Native Title Inquiry led by Professor Lee Godden of the University of Melbourne, with an official launch on 29 June 2015. In

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ALRC InBrief | October 2015

ALRC President reappointed for a further 3-year term The Government announced that Professor Rosalind Croucher AM has been reappointed as ALRC President for a further 3 year term—to December 2018. Prof Croucher is currently leading the ALRC’s Freedoms Inquiry. See media release >> ALRC launches online timeline to celebrate 40 years of law reform The ALRC has

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ALRC InBrief | August 2015

Appointment of part-time Commissioner,  Emeritus Professor Suri Ratnapala On 21 July, the Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC appointed Emeritus Professor Anura Surindra (Suri) Ratnapala as a part-time Commissioner until the conclusion of the Freedoms Inquiry. Professor Ratnapala is Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Queensland and a current Fellow of the Australian

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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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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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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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ALRC InBrief | April 2015

ALRC President’s news On 26 January this year, Professor Rosalind Croucher, ALRC President was 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”. During her eight years at the ALRC, Professor Croucher has overseen

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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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