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29.07.2016

The ALRC’s Freedoms Report and Government Lawyers— Issues on the Horizon

Australian Government Legal Network, 29 July 2016, Canberra, by Professor Rosalind Croucher AM*Transcript[Square bracket notes indicate interpolated material. Not all the text was delivered.]AcknowledgmentsAs the Head of an Australian Government agency, and in the spirit of our Reconciliation Action Plan, I begin my presentation by acknowledging the traditional custodians of this land, and pay my respect to the elders,

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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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23.06.2016

IFA 2016 | Protecting the Rights of Older Australians from Abuse

International Federation on Ageing 13th Global Conference, 22–23 June 2016, Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, President, Australian Law Reform Commission; Adjunct Professor, Macquarie University. Protecting the Rights of Older Australians from Abuse—the ALRC’s Elder Abuse InquiryThank you very much for the opportunity to speak about the ALRC Inquiry. I am the head of a Federal Government agency, the Australian Law Reform

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14.06.2016

Elder Abuse and Commonwealth Laws – Issues Paper

15 June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has released an Issues Paper, Elder Abuse (IP 47), that asks a number of questions about how Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks could be reformed to better protect older Australians from abuse by formal and informal carers, supporters, and representatives.The

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14.06.2016

Podcast: The Elder Abuse Issues Paper

TranscriptSabina Wynn (SW): Hello I’m Sabina Wynn, the Executive Director of the Australian Law Reform Commission and I’m here with Professor Rosalind Croucher, President of the ALRC and Commissioner who’s leading our current inquiry into elder abuse.The 15th June marked World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and on that day the ALRC released its first consultation

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14.06.2016

Podcast: Interns, Semester 1 2016

TranscriptSabina Wynn (SW): Hello, I’m Sabina Wynn, Executive Director of the Australian Law Reform Commission and I’m here with four of our interns who’ve just completed a semester with us. They’ve been working on the Elder Abuse Inquiry and I’m just going to ask them to introduce themselves.Michael Quach (MQ): Hi, my name is Michael,

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01.06.2016

Partnerships in Law Reform—Contributions to Policy and Building Impact

Research Partnership Roundtable, Corrs Chambers Westgarth Offices, Brisbane, 1 June 2016, Professor Rosalind Croucher AM* President, Australian Law Reform CommissionIntroductionThank you very much for inviting me here today. When Amanda Alford wrote to me to invite me to speak, how could I resist? Given that I know Amanda well, I knew it would be: well planned, well organised, and brilliantly

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09.04.2016

Resilience recipes

Where do we want to be in 5 years?, 6th National Australian Women Lawyers (AWL) Conference, Perth, 9 april 2016, Professor Rosalind Croucher AM*, President, Australian Law Reform Commission AcknowledgmentThank you, Ann-Maree for your kind introduction.It’s lovely to be in Perth. Not only is it the wonderful traditional lands of the Nyoongar people, it’s also the home or the birthplace of Edith

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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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04.03.2016

Conceptualising law reform references

Australasian Law Reform agencies Conference, Melbourne Law School, 2-4 March 2016. Professor Rosalind Coucher AM, President, Australian Law Reform Commission and the Hon Philip Cummins AM, Chair, Victorian Law Reform Commission.TranscriptProf Rosalind Croucher AM (RC): Thank you, Phillip, for being such a gracious host and organising such a marvellous conference. It’s such a feast to have

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