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ALRC in the media – 2011

The ALRC monitors the media for references to the Commission and its inquiries. This list for 2011 is not comprehensive.

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ALRC in the media – 2010

The ALRC monitors the media for references to the Commission and its inquiries. This list for 2010 is not comprehensive.

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Professor Rosalind Croucher appointed new ALRC President

The Attorney-General, the Hon Robert McClelland MP, today announced the appointment of the ALRC’s current serving Commissioner and acting President, Professor Rosalind Croucher, for a five-year term as President of the ALRC. Professor Croucher was appointed to the ALRC as a full-time Commissioner in February 2007 and led the Inquiry into Client Legal Privilege and

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FVI e-newsletter – December 2009

This month in summary Welcome to the second monthly ALRC Family Violence e-newsletter. Over the last month, we have been extremely busy continuing our consultations and research and have very much appreciated the contributions that many of you have made to our thinking to date.  In response to the ‘Issue in Focus’ last month—on vulnerable

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ALRC farewells ALRC President, Emeritus Professor David Weisbrot AM

The ALRC today farewelled Emeritus Professor David Weisbrot, the longest serving president in the ALRC’s 35-year history. Professor Weisbrot has stepped down after more than ten years in office during which time he presided over 14 inquiries. Under Professor Weisbrot’s presidency the ALRC has achieved a significant level of implementation for its reports, with over

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FVI e-newsletter – November 2009

Mapping out a new process for the Family Violence Inquiry Welcome to the first Family Violence Inquiry (FVI) e-newsletter! This is a new initiative for the ALRC and is a way of keeping you up to date with our inquiry progress on a monthly basis. With the tight timeframe to meet our reporting deadline of

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Historic first meeting of the ALRC’s Indigenous Advisory Committee

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has established an Indigenous Advisory Committee to assist in building stronger relationships with Indigenous peoples, and to ensure that the concerns and perspectives of Indigenous communities are more effectively integrated into the federal law reform process. Speaking at the historic first meeting on 19 August, ALRC President Professor David

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Government gives giant ‘tick’ to ALRC privacy recommendations

The Australian Law Reform Commission has welcomed today’s announcement by the federal Government that it will implement a large portion of the recommendations of the ALRC’s review of Australian privacy laws.The first stage of the Australian Government’s formal response to For Your Information: Australian Privacy Law and Practice (ALRC 108) considers 197 of the 295

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ALRC calls for greater flexibility, more options for Royal Commissions and other official inquiries

A legislative framework is required to govern the establishment and operation of official inquiries at the federal level, to ensure that such inquiries have adequate investigatory powers while at the same time ensuring the protection of the rights of individuals concerned, the nation’s peak law reform agency said today.This would put what are now simply

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ALRC to develop national legal framework to tackle family violence

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) welcomed today’s announcement by the Commonwealth Attorney-General, the Hon Robert McClelland MP, of new Terms of Reference for an Inquiry to address issues concerning violence against women and their children. The Terms of Reference ask the ALRC to focus on a number of matters, including: the interaction in practice

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