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26.02.2018

Litigation Funding Inquiry – Enews Issue 1 – Welcome to the Inquiry

Welcome to the InquiryOn 11 December the Attorney-General provided Terms of Reference to the ALRC for an Inquiry into class actions and third party litigation funders.The aim of the inquiry is to ensure that the costs of class actions are ‘appropriate and proportionate and that the interests of plaintiffs and class members are protected’. The

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23.01.2018

ALRC in the media – 2018

The ALRC monitors the media for references to the Commission and its inquiries. This list is not comprehensive.A-G Backs Family Law Triage Proposal  | The Australian – October 2018Lawyers have their say on litigation funding  | Lawyers Weekly – 10 May 2018ALRC report must not be allowed to gather dust  | The Australian – 29 March 2018Legal profession’s support for indigenous Walama Court  | The Australian – 29 March 2018Calls

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30.11.2017

President of the ALRC appointed

On 30 November 2017, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, Attorney-General of Australia, announced the appointment of Professor Sarah Derrington as President of the ALRC.Professor Derrington has been appointed for a five-year term.See Attorney-General’s media release >>

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19.11.2017

Family Law System | Enews Issue 2 | Tell us your story

View in original format.Tell us your story about the family law systemAs soon as the Review of the Family Law System was announced, the ALRC started receiving calls and emails from people keen to share their experiences of the family law system with us, in the hope their stories will illuminate some of the problems

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26.10.2017

Family Law System | Enews Issue 1 | Welcome to the Review

View in original format.Welcome to the Review – from the Leading CommissionerWelcome to the first e-news for the Review of the Family Law System.It is a great privilege to have been asked to lead this Review, the first comprehensive review of Australia’s modern family law system since its commencement in January 1976. Although the system

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27.09.2017

Review of the Family Law System – Terms of Reference and Commissioner

On 27 September 2017, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, Attorney-General of Australia, provided Terms of Reference to the ALRC for a review of the family law system.Additionally, the Attorney has announced the appointment of Professor Helen Rhoades as full-time Commissioner to lead the Review.The ALRC looks forward to welcoming Professor Rhoades and beginning work on this

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17.07.2017

Incarceration Rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Discussion Paper

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released a Discussion Paper, Incarceration Rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (DP 84), and is calling for comments and feedback on its questions and  law reform proposals.The Terms of Reference for this Inquiry ask the ALRC to consider laws and legal frameworks that contribute to the

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28.06.2017

Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response | 2017 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Forum

Elder Abuse Reform Symposium, Melbourne Town Hall,  World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 15 June 2017, Emeritus Professor Rosalind F Croucher AM,  President, Australian Law Reform Commission*AudioTranscript[Note: Professor Croucher spoke to this paper, so the text below is not an exact transcript of the recording of the presentation—some comments were added, especially at the beginning; and some

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14.06.2017

Media release: Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) is delighted to be launching its Report, Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response (ALRC Report 131), on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2017.The ALRC was asked to consider Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks and how they might better protect older persons from misuse or abuse, and safeguard their autonomy.The Report

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