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14.06.2017

Podcast: Elder Abuse Report: recommendations on guardianship and financial administration

AudioTranscriptMarie-Claire Muir: Hi, my name’s Marie-Claire Muir I’m the Communications Manager at the Australian Law Reform Commission. The ALRC has just released its Report for its Inquiry into Elder Abuse. I’m here today with Shreeya Smith, a Legal Officer who has been working on that inquiry. Shreeya, I understand that in your role in the

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01.06.2017

Elder Abuse – enews – Issue 7

The Report has been delivered!We are very happy to announce that yesterday afternoon the ALRC delivered its Report, Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response, to the Attorney-General, meeting the schedule in the Terms of Reference.The Report represents the culmination of research and consultation over a 15-month period. We received more than 450 submissions in response to two consultation documents

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27.03.2017

Supporting Older People in Exercising and Protecting Their Rights—Insights from the ALRC’s Disability and Elder Abuse Inquiries

Keynote Address, ADA National Conference, ‘Human Rights & Social Justice: Shifting Client Control’, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, 23 March 2017, Emeritus Professor Rosalind F Croucher AM, President, Australian Law Reform Commission*Abstract: The ALRC’s Disability inquiry embodied the paradigm shift of the UNCRPD to supported decision making and, as a first principle, that all adults have an

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25.03.2017

Law Reform Agencies and Government—Independence, survival and effective law reform?

Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, President, Australian Law Reform Commission, Commonwealth Association of Law Reform Agencies, Melbourne, 25 March 2017.IntroductionI begin my presentation with an acknowledgment: reflecting our commitment in our Reconciliation Action Plan, as the head of a government agency, and personally, I acknowledge the ancestral owners of this land, the Kulin nation, who

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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 for 2017 is not comprehensive.

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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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