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Fair trial, procedural fairness and other traditional rights

National Freedoms Symposium, Federal Court, Melbourne, 30 September 2015.Chaired by the Hon Justice John Eric Middleton, Part-time Commissioner, Federal Court of Australia, MelbourneSpeaking notes: Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, ALRC President and Commissioner for the InquiryProfessor Jeremy Gans, Melbourne Law School, University of MelbourneDr Matthew Groves, Professor, Faculty of Law, Monash UniversityProfessor Adrienne Stone, Director, Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies, University of

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Advocacy through law reform

Moot Court Bench—Coffee Hour Seminar, Professor Rosalind Croucher AM*, President, Australian Law Reform Commission, Jackson McDonald, Perth, 29 September 2015.IntroductionThank you Dr David Cox, both as Chair of the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia and as a partner of Jackson McDonald, for hosting today’s seminar.Thank you to Lorraine Finlay, Director of Mooting, Murdoch University

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Freedom’s Limits: Speech, Association & Movement in the Australian Legal System

National Freedoms Symposium, Constitutional Centre of Western Australia, Perth, 29 September 2015.Topic: Freedom of speech, association, and movement receive some limited protection through the operation of the common law and under the Constitution. However, these freedoms are not absolute and are frequently in tension with imperatives such as public safety and the protection of rights of others. For example,

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Accommodating rights? Religion, speech and equality in Australia

National Freedoms Symposium, Adelaide University North Terrace Campus, Adelaide, 21 September 2015.Chaired by Professor Andrew Stewart, John Bray Professor of Law, Adelaide Law School, University of AdelaideSpeeches:Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, ALRC President and Commissioner for the InquiryThe Honourable Catherine Branson QCAssociate Professor Anne Hewitt, Adelaide Law School, The University of Adelaide, South AustraliaDr Matthew Stubbs  Associate Professor, Adelaide Law

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A home is no longer a castle? – real property rights in the context of mining and environmental claims

National Freedoms Symposium, Commonwealth Law Courts, Brisbane, 2 September 2015.Speeches:Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, ALRC President and Commissioner for the InquiryProfessor Jonathan Fulcher, Director CIMEL/IMELPLorraine Finlay, School of Law, Murdoch UniversityDr Noeleen McNamara, School of Law & Justice, University of Southern Queensland

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ANROWS Public lecture opening address: The ALRC’s Family Violence work

ANROWS Public lecture series with Professor Leigh Goodmark, 10 August 2015, Sydney. Opening address by Rosalind Croucher AM**IntroductionIt is a great pleasure to be invited to open proceedings today and have the very pleasant task of introducing Professor Leigh Goodmark. I was delighted to be invited by ANROWS, whose CEO, Heather Nancarrow, is an absolute legend

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Michael Kirby Lecture 2015 | Re-imagining Law Reform—Michael Kirby’s Vision, Human Rights and the Australian Law Reform Commission in the 21st Century

Professor Rosalind Croucher AM*,President, Australian Law Reform Commission, 9 July 2015, Southern Cross University.IntroductionVice-Chancellor Peter Lee, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Professor Geraldine Mackenzie, Dean Rocque Reynolds, Professor Bee-Chen Goh and—the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, Chairman Emeritus of the Australian Law Reform Commission.I would like to echo Bee-Chen in her warm acknowledgment of the traditional custodians

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Launch of Connection to Country: Review of the Native Title Act 1993—Prof Ros Croucher

Launch of Connection to Country: Review of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) (ALRC Report 126), 29 June 2015, Professor Rosalind Croucher, President, Australian Law Reform CommissionIntroduction 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

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Launch of Connection to Country: Review of the Native Title Act 1993—Prof Lee Godden

Launch of Connection to Country: Review of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), ALRC Report 126, 29 June 2015, Professor Lee Godden, Commissioner leading the Native TItle InquiryI would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land and waters on which we meet today—the Gadigal peoples of the Eora nation, but also all the traditional owners

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Justice and Freedoms in Times of Terror Panel Session

ALRC Freedoms Inquiry, Justice and Freedoms in Times of Terror Panel Session, 19 June 2015, Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, President, Australian law Reform Commission[1]IntroductionThank you for the opportunity to join such an eminent panel today (with David Irvine AO, Professor George Williams AO and Graham Turnbull SC). Coming last made me wonder about contrasts—perhaps ‘specific’ to ‘general’, may be

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