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Welcome to the new ALRC website!
The ALRC is thrilled to be launching its new website today, which the Commission sees as integral to better communication, easier access and greater participation in the process of law reform. President Professor Rosalind Croucher sees the new website as a much anticipated development that will assist the ALRC to be more accessible and responsive …Read more
Key Issues from the ALRC Family Violence Inquiry | Australian Women Lawyers Third National Conference—Justice for All
Professor Rosalind Croucher, President, Australian Law Reform Commission, Stamford Plaza Brisbane 6–8 August 2010Opening remarks Chief Justice Diana Bryant, Madame President (Olivia Perkiss), your Honours, fellow conference delgates. It is a great pleasure to be here today. The first time I had the opportunity to speak about the ALRC’s Family Violence inquiry it was at the …Read more
Corporate insolvency: restructuring the financial sector and understanding the long terms effects of the GFC
Presentation by Justice Berna Collier, Part-time Commissioner of the ALRC, to the Australian Women Lawyers Conference, Stamford Plaza Brisbane, 7 August 2010 The world of finance does not stand still. For those of us in the law, where developments occur at a more structured (dare I say, sedate?) pace, the roller-coaster ride of the Global …Read more
Discovery e-news | Issue 2
Issue 2 | August 2010 View original format The month in summary Over the last month, we have embarked on some preliminary consultations and research into the discovery process. We are very grateful to those who have given us their time to talk about this inquiry and appreciate the contributions that have been made to …Read more
Celebrating Women in the Judiciary
Women Lawyers Association of New South Wales, 29 July 2010, Keynote address by Professor Rosalind Croucher, President, Australian Law Reform Commission. Justice Jane Matthews, Patron of this honourable association; Mary Snell, Madame President; Attorney-General; Your Honours and very Honourable Mesdames! Twenty New South Welshwomen appointed to the bench in the past two years. What an …Read more
Unsung Heroes – Closing the Gap by Leading the Way
This year’s NAIDOC week theme recognises ‘the many unsung Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have made huge contributions to Australian society’. The ALRC would like to acknowledge the invaluable contribution that Indigenous Australians have made to our work in reforming and developing the law. In celebrating NAIDOC week for 2010, we would particularly …Read more
Discovery e-news | Issue 1
Welcome to the inquiry The 2009 Report of the Access to Justice Taskforce, A Strategic Framework for Access to Justice in the Federal Civil Justice System, considered barriers to justice in relation to court-based dispute resolution and noted the high and often disproportionate cost of discovery. The reference of this inquiry to the ALRC is …Read more
ALRC to review Discovery in Federal Courts to Improve Access to Justice
On 10 May 2010, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) received Terms of Reference from the Commonwealth Attorney-General, the Hon Robert McClelland MP, for an Inquiry to look into discovery of documents in litigation in federal courts.The Terms of Reference ask the ALRC to focus on issues of: the law, practice and management of the …Read more
FVI e-newsletter – June 2010
Breaking news – extension granted for submissions to 25 June! We are delighted to be able to tell you all that just today we have been granted an extension in the reporting date for the Family Violence inquiry, including a three-week extension for stakeholders to put in submissions. This is excellent news! The Attorney-General, the Hon …Read more
Occasional Address, University of Southern Queensland Graduation
Professor Rosalind Croucher, President, Australian Law Reform Commission, 21 May 2010 at Sydney Olympic Park Introduction Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, graduands, family and friends, it is a great pleasure to be here tonight. I was last in this precinct for the opening of the Sydney Olympic Games, singing with a thousand (and more) keen choristers from all …Read more