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08.01.2015

Michael Kirby – ‘The Originals’

To mark the ALRC’s 40th anniversary, the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, foundation ALRC Chairman, recounts the early days of the Commission, and the people and personalities that bought it into being.​

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11.12.2014

Launch of ‘Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws’ – NSW Public Guardian

Graeme Smith, NSW Public Guardian presentation, at the launch of ALRC Final Report Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth laws in Sydney on 11 December 2014.I congratulate the ALRC on the publication of this report.I would also like to thank Ros Croucher for the opportunity to make a few comments on the importance of this

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11.12.2014

Professor Rosalind Croucher – launch of ALRC Report 124

Introduction 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:Evan Lewis from the Department of Social Services, attending on behalf of Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, Assistant Minister for Social

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11.12.2014

Launch of ‘Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws’ – Rosemary Kayess

Rosemary Kayes, Director of the Human Rights and Disability Projects at the Humand Rights Centre, UNSW Law, and member of the Inquiry’s Advisory Committee, speaking at the launch of final report, Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws (ALRC Report 124), in Sydney on Thursday 11 December 2014.I’d like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land

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07.08.2014

AHRC Free Speech Conference 2014

Thursday 7 August 2014, Professor Rosalind Croucher President, Australian law Reform Commission [1] TextIntroduction[Acknowledgement of country—Gadigal and Guring-gai people of the Eora Nation.]I have been asked to speak today on the ALRC’s newest inquiry. The Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, has presented us with a wonderful project. It has two main tasks.The first is to identify Commonwealth laws that

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03.06.2014

Review of the Native Title Act 1993

AIATSIS Native Title Conference, Living with Native Title from the Bush to the Sea, Coffs Harbour NSW, June 2014 Introduction I would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the bush and the sea, the Gumbaynggirr people, and pay my respects to their elders past and present; and to the elders of other Aboriginal peoples and Torres

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30.10.2013

An Academic in the World of Law Reform—of Writing and ‘Jousting with Demons’

by Professor Rosalind Croucher, President, Australian Law Reform Commission*, 31 October 2012 at the Sydney Law School 2013 Postgraduate Conference—Stability and Transformation.AbstractThe process of research and writing, of the kind that all research students are engaged in, is akin to jousting with demons. There are other metaphors one might use—gazing at oceans, walking through mud. But they are about

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16.08.2013

Recent Developments in Law Reform: The Laws of Work

Public Sector In-House Counsel Conference, Canberra, July 2013, Amanda Alford, ALRC Legal Officer.     Introduction I would like to acknowledge the Ngunnawal people who are the Traditional Custodians of this Land. I would also like to pay respect to their Elders both past and present and extend that respect to other Indigenous Australians present. It’s

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26.06.2013

NGO Forum on Human Rights

Rosalind Croucher, President Australia Law Reform Commission, Reducing Legal Barriers for People with Disabilities, 19 June 2013 Old Parliament House, Canberra Acknowledgment To begin, let me thank the Attorney-General’s Department for organising such an important meeting. And, especially as it such an important place in our nation’s history may I acknowledge the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, who

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24.06.2013

CHASS National Forum 2013—Civility in Australia

20 June 2013, Parliament House, Professor Rosalind Croucher, President, Australian Law Reform Commission.[1] Sections of the CHASS National Forum 2013 are available for viewing via YouTube. Professor Croucher’s presentation begins at 11.35 mins. Themes In my contribution towards today’s forum on civility, and in this panel discussion on the ‘borders of civility’, I will focus on two themes:

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