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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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10.02.2017

Commissioner appointed to lead ALRC Inquiry into incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) welcomes the appointment by Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, of His Honour Judge Matthew Myers AM as an ALRC Commissioner. Judge Myers will lead the new ALRC Inquiry into the high incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, announced by the Attorney-General in October 2016.Judge

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07.02.2017

Elder Abuse – enews – Issue 6

Reminder: Submissions due in 3 weeksThe ALRC is very appreciative of the input that we receive from our dedicated stakeholders and we want to remind you that submissions in response to the Discussion Paper, released on 12 December last year, are due by 27 February 2017. Feedback from the community on our proposals is crucial

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07.02.2017

Indigenous Incarceration – enews – Issue 2

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

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02.02.2017

Podcast: Elder Abuse proposals on guardianship, financial administration & social security

AudioTranscriptMarie-Claire Muir (MCM): Hi I’m Marie-Claire Muir, Communications Manager at the Australian Law Reform Commission. I’m here today with Matthew Corrigan who’s a Principal Legal Officer with the ALRC and he’s been working on the Elder Abuse Inquiry. Today we’re going to be talking about law reform proposals in the area of guardianship and financial

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01.02.2017

Podcast: Elder Abuse and reform proposals on powers of investigation

AudioTranscriptMC: Hi I’m Marie-Claire Muir, Communications Manager at the Australian Law Reform Commission. I’m here with Shreeya Smith who is a Legal Officer who’s been working on the Elder Abuse Inquiry. In December we released a Discussion Paper that contains proposals for law reform in the area of elder abuse and we’re currently looking for

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17.01.2017

Podcast: Elder abuse law reform proposals on aged care

AudioTranscriptMarie-Claire Muir (MM): Hi, my name is Marie-Claire Muir. I’m the Communications Manager at the Australian Law Reform Commission. I’m here today with Vanessa Viaggio, who is a Principal Legal Officer at the ALRC and she’s been working on the Elder Abuse Inquiry. She’s been focussing on a few areas, and one of those is

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