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08.06.2005

From Drink Driving to Gene Patents: The ALRC celebrates 30 years

Wednesday, 8 June 2005: One of Australia’s leading legal institutions, the Australian Law Reform Commission, celebrates its 30th anniversary this week. “Over the past 30 years, the ALRC has initiated community debate and provided advice to Government on issues as diverse as drink driving, Aboriginal customary laws, human tissue transplants, maritime law, sentencing, and protecting

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03.02.2005

Inadequate federal sentencing laws need reform

Thursday, 3 February 2005: Laws dealing with the sentencing of federal offenders are internally inconsistent, convoluted and confusing, the Australian Law Reform Commission said today. ALRC President Professor David Weisbrot said that with the recent growth in the number and range of federal offences, it is critical that we have a sentencing regime that is

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20.11.2003

The Kirby Oration – The Human Genome: Lessons for Life, Love and the Law

Professor David Weisbrot, President, Australian Law Reform CommissionThe 8th AIHLE Annual Conference, Hobart, 20 November 2003 First, thank you very much to the Board of the Australian Institute of Health Law and Ethics (AIHLE) and the organisers of this conference, for the great honour of being invited to deliver the opening address.  It is a

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19.10.2000

Reform of the civil justice system and economic growth: Australian experience

Professor David Weisbrot, President, Australian Law Reform Commission, ‘Court Reform and Economic Growth’, Fundación ICO Conference, Madrid, 19 October 2000[Not for quotation or publication without the permission of the author or the Conference organisers.]SynopsisThe Australian Law Reform Commission recently completed its four-year inquiry into the federal civil justice system, culminating in the publication of its

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