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09.09.2018

Class Actions Seminar Series Presentation Slides

Australian Law Reform Commission Seminar on Class Action Proceedings and Third-party Litigation Funders Reform The Australian Law Reform Commission held three seminars where the ALRC presented the various responses to the proposals of the Discussion Paper on Class Action Proceedings and Third-party Litigation Funders, and sought views on amended and new ideas for reform. The presentation slides

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01.08.2018

Professor Helen Rhoades Presentation at 2018 AIFS Conference

On 27 July 2018, Professor Rhoades presented at the annual Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference.Dowload the speech here

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29.06.2018

Part-time Commissioner appointed

On 29 June 2018, The Hon Christian Porter MP, Attorney-General for Australia, announced the appointment of Dr Andrew Bickerdike as a Part-time Commissioner to the ALRC Review of the Family Law System. See Attorney-General’s media release>> 

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15.06.2018

Perspectives on Elder Abuse

On Elder Abuse Awareness Day 15 June 2018, Senior Right Service NSW published a video discussion between the ALRC Presdent, Justice Sarah Derrington, Principal Legal Officer, Matt Corrigan and Ellen Fanning. In the video the way in which law reform can support efforts to address elder abuse is discussed. 

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31.05.2018

Media Release – Discussion Paper 85 published

Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funding Releases Discussion PaperThe Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released a Discussion Paper, Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funders (DP 85), and is calling for comments and feedback on its questions and proposals for law and system reform.The ALRC has conducted more than 40 consultations

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31.05.2018

Access to justice in modern legal practice – what does it mean?

But what does access to justice mean? Is there a difference between a justice system and a
legal system? Does a legal system pre-suppose that justice is the end goal? And what, in any
event, is encompassed by notions of justice?

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27.03.2018

Report: Pathways to Justice—Incarceration Rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

The Australian Law Reform Commission report, Pathways to Justice–Inquiry into the Incarceration Rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, was tabled in Parliament today.Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men are 14.7 times more likely to be imprisoned than non-Indigenous men. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are 21.2 times more likely to be imprisoned

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25.03.2018

Podcast: ‘Pathways to Justice’ recommendations

 TranscriptSabina Wynn (SW): Welcome to this podcast about the ALRC Report about the incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. I’m Sabina Wynn, the Executive Director of the ALRC, and I’m here with the Commissioner-in-Charge of the Inquiry, Judge Matthew Myers.Commissioner Matthew Myers (MM): Sabina, thank you for having me. If I can

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13.03.2018

ALRC Review of the Family Law System – Call for submissions

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has released an Issues Paper for its Review of the Family Law System, and is calling for submissions from the public.The family law system is undergoing its first, independent comprehensive review since the inception of the Family Law Act 1975 more than forty years ago.Much has changed in Australian

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26.02.2018

Podcast: Summer Interns 2018

Principal Legal Officer, Matt Corrigan, chats with Summer 2018 interns: Marcus Dahl from ANU, and Thea Casey and Nicola Bird from Monash University.TranscriptMatt Corrigan: Good Morning. My name is Matt Corrigan and I’m a Principal Legal Officer here at the Australian Law Reform Commission, and I am sitting down with three of our fantastic Summer 2018 interns—Marcus,

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