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14.06.2017

Podcast: Elder Abuse Report: recommendations on aged care

AudioTranscriptMarie-Claire Muir (MCM): Hi I’m Marie-Claire Muir, Communications Manager at the Australian Law Reform Commission. I’m here with Dr Julie Mackenzie who is a Senior Legal Officer at the ALRC. She’s been involved in the Elder Abuse Report, Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response, which has just been released. Hi Julie.Dr Julie MacKenzie (JM): Hello.MCM: You were focussed particularly

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14.06.2017

Podcast: Elder Abuse Report: recommendations on enduring documents

AudioTranscriptMarie-Claire Muir: Hi I’m Marie-Claire Muir, Communications Manager at the Australian Law Reform Commission. The ALRC Final Report for its Elder Abuse Inquiry, Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response,was tabled in Parliament on 14 June 2017 with final recommendations for reform. I’m here with Matt Corrigan today. He’s a Principal Legal Officer at the ALRC and

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14.06.2017

Podcast: Elder Abuse Report: recommendations on guardianship and financial administration

AudioTranscriptMarie-Claire Muir: Hi, my name’s Marie-Claire Muir I’m the Communications Manager at the Australian Law Reform Commission. The ALRC has just released its Report for its Inquiry into Elder Abuse. I’m here today with Shreeya Smith, a Legal Officer who has been working on that inquiry. Shreeya, I understand that in your role in the

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01.06.2017

Elder Abuse – enews – Issue 7

The Report has been delivered!We are very happy to announce that yesterday afternoon the ALRC delivered its Report, Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response, to the Attorney-General, meeting the schedule in the Terms of Reference.The Report represents the culmination of research and consultation over a 15-month period. We received more than 450 submissions in response to two consultation documents

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27.03.2017

Supporting Older People in Exercising and Protecting Their Rights—Insights from the ALRC’s Disability and Elder Abuse Inquiries

Keynote Address, ADA National Conference, ‘Human Rights & Social Justice: Shifting Client Control’, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, 23 March 2017, Emeritus Professor Rosalind F Croucher AM, President, Australian Law Reform Commission*Abstract: The ALRC’s Disability inquiry embodied the paradigm shift of the UNCRPD to supported decision making and, as a first principle, that all adults have an

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25.03.2017

Law Reform Agencies and Government—Independence, survival and effective law reform?

Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, President, Australian Law Reform Commission, Commonwealth Association of Law Reform Agencies, Melbourne, 25 March 2017.IntroductionI begin my presentation with an acknowledgment: reflecting our commitment in our Reconciliation Action Plan, as the head of a government agency, and personally, I acknowledge the ancestral owners of this land, the Kulin nation, who

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07.03.2017

Indigenous Incarceration enews | Issue 3 | Meet the Commissioner

Meet the CommissionerHis Honour Judge Matthew Myers AM, newly minted ALRC Commissioner appointed to lead the Inquiry into incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, speaks about his journey in the law, and his perspective on this Inquiry.Listen to audio or read transcript >> See bio >>Upcoming consultationsConsultation is always key to the ALRC inquiry process, and

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07.03.2017

Podcast: Indigenous Incarceration Inquiry – Meet the Commissioner

AudioTranscriptSabina Wynn (SW): Hello I’m Sabina Wynn, Executive Director of the Australian Law Reform Commission. I’m here with Commissioner Matthew Myers who’s leading the current Inquiry in the Incarceration Rates of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples. So Matt, welcome to the ALRC. I wondered if you could give us a little bit of your

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15.02.2017

ALRC in the media – 2017

The ALRC monitors the media for references to the Commission and its inquiries. This list is not comprehensive. ALRC in the Media archives are available from 2009.Litigation funding needs checks and balances | The Australian – 28 December 2017The precarious balance between laws, rights and freedoms | The Age – 21 December 2017Litigation funder IMF Bentham welcomes inquiry | The Australian –

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10.02.2017

Indigenous Incarceration enews | Issue 2 | Welcome to the Inquiry

View original format.Welcome to the InquiryToday the ALRC received final Terms of Reference (TOR) for an Inquiry into incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Draft TOR were released by the Attorney-General’s Department for public consultation at the end of 2016, and the final TOR reflect much of the feedback that was received.

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