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Issue 1 | November 2010 View original format And now the follow-on On 11 November the report, Family Violence—A National Legal Response (ALRC 114/NSWLRC 128) was released. Many of you would have heard all about this through the e-newsletter for that inquiry plus other media channels. As both the Commonwealth and NSW Attorneys-General launched the …Read more
The ALRC is pleased to announced that this year’s winning entry in the Kirby Cup Law Reform Competition is from Monash University law students, Israel Cowen and Adam Delacorn. This winning entry was chosen from five other finalists. President Professor Rosalind Croucher said, ‘this year the entrants in the Kirby Cup competition had to look …Read more
The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released a Consultation Paper for the Inquiry into Discovery of Documents in Federal Courts—Discovery in Federal Courts (ALRC CP 2, 2010). The 2009 Access to Justice Taskforce report—established by the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department, which recommended that the ALRC conduct this Inquiry—noted that the high and disproportionate cost of …Read more
Issue 6 | November 2010 View original format Consultation Paper released! We are pleased to announce the release of Discovery in Federal Courts (ALRC CP 2).See media release >> Due to a reduction in the ALRC’s appropriation as part of the Government’s budget measures, the ALRC is no longer able to provide hard copies of …Read more
Speech by ALRC President, Professor Rosalind Croucher, at the launch of the Final Report for the Family Violence Inquiry Introduction and welcome Attorney-General Robert McClelland Attorney-General John Hatzistergos Chairman, NSWLRC, the Hon James Wood NSWLRC Commissioner, Professor Emerita Hilary Astor Magistrate Anne Goldsbrough (ALRC part-time Commissioner, Family Violence inquiry), His Honour Judge Kevin O’Connor, (NSWLRC …Read more
November 2010 View original formatFinal Report launched today! I am thrilled to announce that our Final Report into family violence laws has been launched today by both the Federal Attorney-General Robert McClelland and the NSW Attorrney General John Hatzistergos, and it is now official! The Report, Family Violence—a National Legal Response, makes 187 recommendations for …Read more
The Australian and NSW Law Reform Commissions today released their Final Report, Family Violence—A National Legal Response containing 187 Recommendations for reform.Read more
Presentation by Professor Rosalind Croucher**, President, Australian Law Reform Commission, AIFS Seminar, 9 November 2010 Abstract: The problems of the division of responsibility between the Commonwealth and the states and territories are considerable—and the greatest impact is in relation to children. In 2002 the Family Law Council considered that ‘There is no greater problem in …Read more
Issue 5 | November 2010 View original format The month in summary This month, the ALRC consulted with the Australian Taxation Office to discuss discovery issues in the context of tax litigation. We were interested to hear about the practical operation of procedures, particularly those effecting the discovery process, set down in Practice Note Tax …Read more
The Australian Law Reform Commission is currently reviewing the laws relating to discovery of documents in federal litigation and will shortly release a Consultation Paper. Please join us for an inquiring and invigorating roundtable discussion focusing on the conduct of lawyers and ethical obligations in discovery in Melbourne on 17 November 2010.Read more