News and Media

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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