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Secrecy Provisions: the Law Reform Project

Professor Rosalind Croucher** President, Australian Law Reform Commission, National Information Law Conference 2011, 24 March 2011Abstract: This paper discusses the inquiry conducted by the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) into Commonwealth secrecy laws: Secrecy Laws and Open Government in Australia (ALRC Report 112) tabled in March, 2010. It considers how, from a law reform perspective,

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The ALRC and Indigenous People—Continuing the Conversation

By Amanda Alford[1] and Rosalind Croucher[2]. This article was first published in the Indigenous Law Bulletin, January/February 2011 Volume 7 Issue 22

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Launch of the Family Violence Report

Speech by ALRC President, Professor Rosalind Croucher, at the launch of the Final Report for the Family Violence Inquiry Introduction and welcome Attorney-General Robert McClelland Attorney-General John Hatzistergos Chairman, NSWLRC, the Hon James Wood NSWLRC Commissioner, Professor Emerita Hilary Astor Magistrate Anne Goldsbrough (ALRC part-time Commissioner, Family Violence inquiry), His Honour Judge Kevin O’Connor, (NSWLRC

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Fractured families, fragmented responsibilities—responding to family violence in a federal system

Presentation by Professor Rosalind Croucher**, President, Australian Law Reform Commission, AIFS Seminar, 9 November 2010 Abstract: The problems of the division of responsibility between the Commonwealth and the states and territories are considerable—and the greatest impact is in relation to children. In 2002 the Family Law Council considered that ‘There is no greater problem in

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Opening Up the Conversation | Gov 2.0 Conference

Presentation by Sabina Wynn (Executive Director) and Marie-Claire Muir (Web Manager) of the ALRC to the Cebit Australia Gov 2.0 Conference. Canberra, 3 November 2010.Sabina Wynn:Hello, I am Sabina Wynn, Executive Director of the ALRC and this is Marie Claire Muir, the ALRC’s Website Manager and what we are going to be talking to you

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The Relationship Between the Judiciary and Law Reform Bodies

Justice Susan Kenny, Federal Court of Australia, Part-time Commissioner, Australian Law Reform Commission, addressing the Australasian Law Reform Agencies Conference (ALRAC) in Brisbane.9 September 2010The relationship between the judiciary and law reform agencies has many dimensions.  Even the assertion that there is a relationship provokes the questions—when? where? between whom specifically? Are we speaking about

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Relationships with other law reformers — joint law reform projects

Professor Rosalind Croucher, President, Australian Law Reform Commission, addressing the Australasian Law Reform Agencies Conference (ALRAC) in Brisbane.9 September 2010I have been to Brisbane several times over the past two years, for consultations, conferences and the like. Each time I have been moved by the welcome to country. This morning’s welcome by Songwoman Maroochy of

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Key Issues from the ALRC Family Violence Inquiry | Australian Women Lawyers Third National Conference—Justice for All

Professor Rosalind Croucher, President, Australian Law Reform Commission, Stamford Plaza Brisbane 6–8 August 2010Opening remarks Chief Justice Diana Bryant, Madame President (Olivia Perkiss), your Honours, fellow conference delgates. It is a great pleasure to be here today. The first time I had the opportunity to speak about the ALRC’s Family Violence inquiry it was at the

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Corporate insolvency: restructuring the financial sector and understanding the long terms effects of the GFC

Presentation by Justice Berna Collier, Part-time Commissioner of the ALRC, to the Australian Women Lawyers Conference, Stamford Plaza Brisbane, 7 August 2010 The world of finance does not stand still. For those of us in the law, where developments occur at a more structured (dare I say, sedate?) pace, the roller-coaster ride of the Global

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Celebrating Women in the Judiciary

Women Lawyers Association of New South Wales, 29 July 2010, Keynote address by Professor Rosalind Croucher, President, Australian Law Reform Commission. Justice Jane Matthews, Patron of this honourable association; Mary Snell, Madame President; Attorney-General; Your Honours and very Honourable Mesdames! Twenty New South Welshwomen appointed to the bench in the past two years. What an

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