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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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30.05.2013

The Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP: speech at the launch of ‘Access All Ages’

30 May 2013, Parliament House, Canberra. I would start by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, and pay my respects to their elders, past and present. And Rosalind probably acknowledged everyone here, so I won’t do that again, but I would generally acknowledge distinguished guests. I’m very pleased to be

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30.05.2013

The Hon Mark Butler MP: Speech at the launch of ‘Access All Ages’

The Hon Mark Butler MP, Minister for Mental Health and Ageing. Transcript of address at the launch of Access All Ages—Older Workers and Commonwealth Laws, 30 May 2013, Parliament House, Canberra.   Thank you to the Attorney-General and Professor Croucher for hosting today’s event, and Susan Ryan for coming along and continuing the extraordinary work you’ve done

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30.05.2013

Speech: Launch of ‘Access All Ages’ Report

Speech by Professor Rosalind Croucher, President, Australian Law Reform Commission at the launch of final report, Access All Ages—Older Workers and Commonwealth Laws, at Parliament House, Canberra, 30 May 2013. Introduction to event and welcome Good morning and welcome to this important event. I am Professor Rosalind Croucher, President of the Australian Law Reform Commission, and

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23.11.2012

National Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention Legal Service Annual Conference

Presentation by ALRC Legal Officer, Amanda Alford. Jasper Hotel, Melbourne, 23 November 2012 It is a pleasure to be here this morning. I grew up in country Victoria, near Shepparton, on Yorta Yorta land. I see some familiar faces, so I pay my respects those the Yorta Yorta people present here this morning and I also

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30.10.2012

Your Country Needs You! The Value of Academic Research to Law Reform

Professor Rosalind Croucher, President, Australian Law Reform Commission, at Griffith University, Faculty of Law, Emerging Scholars Colloquium, 31 October 2012.IntroductionThank you very much for inviting me to speak today. Professor AJ Brown is very persuasive! But, as I am an academic through and through, it is always a pleasure to be back on campus, and in a law school, so I

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09.10.2012

Social media and law reform

Presentation given by ALRC Communications Manager, Marie-Claire Muir, to the Federation of Law Reform Agencies of Canada (FOLRAC) in Alberta, via Skype on 2 October 2012.Social Media and Law Reform on Prezi[Using Prezi: To start the Prezi, click the play/triangle button, then continue to click through or use the autoplay option (under “More”). Alternatively, click

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