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14.06.2016

Elder Abuse and Commonwealth Laws – Issues Paper

15 June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has released an Issues Paper, Elder Abuse (IP 47), that asks a number of questions about how Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks could be reformed to better protect older Australians from abuse by formal and informal carers, supporters, and representatives.The

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14.06.2016

Podcast: The Elder Abuse Issues Paper

TranscriptSabina Wynn (SW): Hello I’m Sabina Wynn, the Executive Director of the Australian Law Reform Commission and I’m here with Professor Rosalind Croucher, President of the ALRC and Commissioner who’s leading our current inquiry into elder abuse.The 15th June marked World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and on that day the ALRC released its first consultation

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14.06.2016

Podcast: Interns, Semester 1 2016

TranscriptSabina Wynn (SW): Hello, I’m Sabina Wynn, Executive Director of the Australian Law Reform Commission and I’m here with four of our interns who’ve just completed a semester with us. They’ve been working on the Elder Abuse Inquiry and I’m just going to ask them to introduce themselves.Michael Quach (MQ): Hi, my name is Michael,

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01.06.2016

Partnerships in Law Reform—Contributions to Policy and Building Impact

Research Partnership Roundtable, Corrs Chambers Westgarth Offices, Brisbane, 1 June 2016, Professor Rosalind Croucher AM* President, Australian Law Reform CommissionIntroductionThank you very much for inviting me here today. When Amanda Alford wrote to me to invite me to speak, how could I resist? Given that I know Amanda well, I knew it would be: well planned, well organised, and brilliantly

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09.04.2016

Resilience recipes

Where do we want to be in 5 years?, 6th National Australian Women Lawyers (AWL) Conference, Perth, 9 april 2016, Professor Rosalind Croucher AM*, President, Australian Law Reform Commission AcknowledgmentThank you, Ann-Maree for your kind introduction.It’s lovely to be in Perth. Not only is it the wonderful traditional lands of the Nyoongar people, it’s also the home or the birthplace of Edith

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07.04.2016

Elder Abuse Inquiry | enews | Issue 1

Welcome to the InquiryThe ALRC has received Terms of Reference for an Inquiry into Elder Abuse. The Attorney-General announced the new Inquiry at the National Elder Abuse Conference in Melbourne on 23 February 2016.See Terms of ReferenceSee A-G’s Media ReleaseSee A-G’s speech to the National Elder Abuse Conference 2016The Inquiry will build on the ALRC’s work concerning respect

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04.03.2016

Conceptualising law reform references

Australasian Law Reform agencies Conference, Melbourne Law School, 2-4 March 2016. Professor Rosalind Coucher AM, President, Australian Law Reform Commission and the Hon Philip Cummins AM, Chair, Victorian Law Reform Commission.TranscriptProf Rosalind Croucher AM (RC): Thank you, Phillip, for being such a gracious host and organising such a marvellous conference. It’s such a feast to have

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02.03.2016

Launch of ALRC Report 129, Traditional Rights and Freedoms—Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws

Wednesday, 2 March 2016, Parliament House, Canberra Professor Rosalind Croucher AMIntroduction and welcomeGood morning and welcome to this important event. I am Professor Rosalind Croucher, President of the Australian Law Reform Commission, and it is my very great privilege to commence the proceedings.I warmly welcome:Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QCShadow Attorney-General, the Hon Mark Dreyfus

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02.03.2016

Podcast:Traditional Rights and Freedoms—Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws – the Final Report

 Marie-Claire Muir (MC): Hello I’m Marie-Claire Muir, Communications Manager at the Australian Law Reform Commission. I’m talking with ALRC President Professor Rosalind Croucher, who led the Freedoms Inquiry. Today we’re talking about the final report for that Inquiry, Traditional Rights and Freedoms—Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws, which was tabled today in Parliament.Hi Ros. How are you?Rosalind Croucher

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01.03.2016

ALRC Report — Rights and freedoms in Commonwealth laws

ALRC report, Traditional Rights and Freedoms—Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws (ALRC Report 129), was tabled and launched in Parliament today by the Attorney-General, the Hon Senator George Brandis QC and is now publicly available.In this far-reaching inquiry, the Australian Law Reform Commission was asked to identify and critically examine Commonwealth laws that encroach upon traditional rights,

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