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09.12.2015

Justice Connections 4 – Institutional Law Reform and Justice

Justice Connections, hosted by the University of Canberra and the Australian National University, University House, 20 November 2015. Part 1Part 2Transcript[This dialogue followed a presentation by Dr Anrew Leigh MP.]Simon Rice (SR): Ros is President of the Australian Law Reform Commission and has just been reappointed for three years, and I chair the ACT Advisory Law Reform Council. So, each of

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29.10.2015

Forty Years On – Lessons of the ALRC | The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG – Inaugural Chairman of the Australian Law Reform Commission (1975-84); Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009).  Based on oral remarks on the 40th anniversary celebration held in the Federal Court of Australia, Sydney, on 23 October 2015.With honour, praise and reflectionChief Justice, Attorney General, Uncle Chicka, former colleagues

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28.10.2015

ALRC 40th Anniversary Celebration | Chief Justice Robert French AC

Chief Justice Robert French AC, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, 23 October 2015, Federal Court, Sydney.President Rosalind Croucher, Attorney-General Senator George Brandis, Sir Gerard Brennan, Chairman Emeritus Michael Kirby, my colleague Justice Susan Kiefel, your Honours, ladies and gentlemen.  I thank the Australian Law Reform Commission for the invitation to participate in this important

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27.10.2015

Getting to Grips with Encroachments on Freedoms in Commonwealth Laws

Professor Rosalind Croucher AM,* President, Australian Law Reform Commission, to the Australian Academy of Law, Sydney, 27 October 2015 AAL President, the Hon Kevin Lindgren AM, thank you for allowing me to speak about the ALRC’s current inquiry, that we call the ‘freedoms inquiry’.I would like to begin my short talk this evening by acknowledging the traditional custodians

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26.10.2015

The ALRC’s first 40 years | Prof Rosalind Croucher AM

Professor Rosalind Croucher AM* President, Australian Law Reform Commission, 23 October 2015, Federal Court, Sydney.Thank you, Mr Kirby, for your wonderfully warm and vivid recollections of the early years of the ALRC.Marking the achievements of four decadesIn my role as President I stand on the shoulders of giants: particularly the six Chairmen and Presidents who have

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12.10.2015

Jack Goldring—A man for all seasons

Jack Goldring Memorial Lecture 2015, 9 October 2015, University of Wollongong, Professor Rosalind Croucher AM* President, Australian Law Reform CommissionIntroductionThank you Dean Warwick Gullett for your warm introduction. Like you, may I also acknowledge the eminent guests attending today: including Vice-Chancellor Paul Wellings CBE; former Vice-Chancellor Emeritus Professor Gerard Sutton AO; University of Wollongong Law School Advisory Committee members

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11.10.2015

Proportionality and the Constitution

National Freedoms Symposium, Federal Court, Queens Square, Sydney, 8 October 2015.Speaking notesProfessor Rosalind Croucher AM, ALRC President and Commissioner for the InquiryProfessor Denise Meyerson, Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University  Professor Anne Twomey, Sydney Law School, University of SydneyMichael Sexton SC, NSW Solicitor-General

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30.09.2015

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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29.09.2015

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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29.09.2015

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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