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Invasions of Privacy enews | Issue 1 | Welcome to the Inquiry

Issue 1 | 3 September 2013.  View original format.Welcome to the InquiryWelcome to the first enewsletter for the Invasions of Privacy Inquiry.I am very honoured to have been asked to lead the Inquiry into how the law should redress serious invasions of privacy in the digital age.  It is an enormous challenge but we are fortunate

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Disability enews | Issue 1 | Welcome to the Inquiry

Issue 1 | 24 July 2013.  View original format.Welcome to the InquiryWelcome to the first e-newsletter for our Inquiry into whether Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks deny or diminish the equal recognition of people with disability as persons before the law and their ability to exercise legal capacity. We are excited to be working on such

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Copyright enews | Issue 8 | Online discussion – what is fair?

Issue 8 | 24 June 2013.  View original format.Online discussion – what is fair?A key proposal in the Discussion Paper released on 5 June 2013 was the introduction of a broad, flexible exception for fair use of copyright material (see Chapter 4 – The Case for Fair Use in Australia). This would allow people to use

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Copyright enews | Issue 7 | Discussion Paper released!

Issue 7 | 5 June 2013.  View original format. It’s here! Discussion Paper now available The Copyright and the Digital Economy Discussion Paper is now available, marking the second phase of broad public consultation for this Inquiry. The Discussion Paper contains 42 questions and proposals regarding reform of the Copyright Act, including the introduction of a

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Copyright enews | Issue 6 | Save the date

Issue 6 | 24 April 2013.  View original format. Save the date–for Discussion Paper submissions This month the Copyright team is busy writing, preparing to release a Discussion Paper (DP)—the second consultation document for the Copyright and the Ditgital Ecomony inquiry. We expect to have the full DP up on the ALRC website by Tuesday 4 June,

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Copyright enews | Issue 5

Issue 5 | January 2013.  View original format. Submissions Happy new year to our copyright subscribers! At final count, the ALRC received 283 public submissions in response to the Issues Paper (released 20 August 2012), and each is published on the ALRC website. We are very grateful to stakeholders for their generosity and time in responding to

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Copyright enews | Issue 4

Issue 4 | 19 October 2012  View original format.Month in summaryThe ALRC Copyright team, while awaiting submissions in response to the Issues Paper released on 20 August, has been continuing with research into the areas identified. During that time, there have been some developments on the copyright scene with two reports about copyright and the Australian economy

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Age barriers to work enews | Issue 6

Issue 6 | 2 October 2012  View original format“Grey Areas” Discussion Paper releasedThe ALRC has today released its Discussion Paper—Grey Areas: Age Barriers to Work in Commonwealth Laws (ALRC DP 78, 2012). The Paper highlights ALRC thinking to date and puts forward proposals for law reform in the areas of recruitment and employment, work health and safety,

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Copyright enews | Issue 3 | Issues Paper released!

Issue 3 | 20 August 2012  View original format.Copyright and the Digital Economy – Issues Paper and call for subsWe are happy to announce today the release of the Issues Paper for this Inquiry, Copyright and the Digital Economy (IP 42).This Issues Paper is the first formal publication of the Inquiry, intended to help frame discussion and encourage public consultation

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Age barriers to work enews | Issue 5

Issue 5 | 8 August 2012  View original format Month in summary Since the last e-newsletter, the Age Barriers team have been busy with a further round of consultations —in Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart— as well as reading and analysing submissions received in response to the Grey Areas Issues Paper (not, as Associate Professor Rimmer quipped on Twitter, to

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