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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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12.01.2017

Podcast: Elder abuse law reform proposals on enduring documents and family agreements

AudioTranscriptMarie-Claire Muir (MCM): Hi. I’m Marie-Claire Muir, Communications Manager at the Australian Law Reform Commission. I’m here with Matt Corrigan who’s a Principal Legal Officer at the ALRC and he’s been working on our Elder Abuse Inquiry. He’s been focussing in on a few different areas, but today we’re going to talk about enduring documents and family

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12.12.2016

Podcast: Elder Abuse Discussion Paper and proposals for reform

AudioTranscriptSabina Wynn (SW): The ALRC has recently released a Discussion Paper for its inquiry into Elder Abuse and I’m here speaking with Professor Rosalind Croucher who’s the President of the ALRC and also leading this particular inquiry. Before we talk about the Discussion Paper and the proposals that are in that, I thought it would

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11.12.2016

Elder Abuse – enews – Issue 5

Discussion Paper releasedThis morning we released the second consultation document for this Inquiry, a Discussion Paper, Elder Abuse (DP 83). The Discussion Paper includes 43 proposals for law reform. Key proposals have been made concerning powers of investigation for public advocates and public guardians; enduring powers of attorney and enduring guardianship; family agreements; banking; aged care; and

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11.12.2016

Elder Abuse — Discussion Paper released

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released a Discussion Paper for its Elder Abuse Inquiry, Elder Abuse (DP 83), and is calling for comments and feedback on its law reform proposals.Elder abuse usually refers to the abuse or neglect of older people by family, friends and carers. Psychological and financial abuse are common types

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