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ALSA Women in Law Conference 2012

Speech by Professor Rosalind Croucher* to the Maurice Blackburn/ALSA Women in Law Breakfast at the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria, Melbourne, 12 July 2012.

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‘How on earth did I end up here?’

ALTA Conference Dinner – ‘Legal Education for a Global Community’, St Paul’s College, University of Sydney 3 July 2012, Professor Rosalind F Croucher* Thank you, Professor Mason for your kind introduction. It’s delightful to be back on campus and at St Paul’s College — a very elegant place. It is the oldest residential college at

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Grey Areas—Age Barriers to Work in Commonwealth Laws

Presentation at the COTA national meeting, Wednesday 16 May 2012.  Professor Rosalind Croucher,*President, Australian Law Reform Commission. The Inquiry The initiation of the ALRC Inquiry forms part of the Australian Government response to population ageing. The Productivity Commission described it as ‘the quiet transformation, because it is gradual, but also unremitting and ultimately pervasive’.[1] The Commission

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Overview of ALRC work on privacy law reform

Speech by Professor Rosalind Croucher, President ALRC, at the launch of Dr Robert Dean’s Trade Secrets and Privacy (Thomson Reuters), by the Hon Michael D Kirby AC CMG. Introduction In beginning the formalities this evening, I wish to acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which we

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Consultative Forum on Mature Age Participation

Presentation at the Consultative Forum on Mature Age Participation, Monday 26 March 2012 by Professor Rosalind Croucher* President, Australian Law Reform Commission. Consultative Forum on Mature Age Participation – 26 March 2012 The InquiryOn 7 March 2012, the Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon Nicola Roxon MP, asked the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to inquire

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Launch of Commonwealth Laws and Family Violence Report

Professor Rosalind Croucher, President, Australian Law Reform Commission, Canberra. Introduction and welcome Good 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. Attorney-General Nicola Roxon MP Senator Crossin all of you here who assisted

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Mind(ing) the gap: Law reform recommendations responding to child protection in a federal system

By Sara Peel and Rosalind F. Croucher. This article was originally published by the Australian Institute of Family Studies in its journal, Family Matters, issue 89 (2011), on the theme of “Protecting children: Evolving systems”.

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Safe at Home, Safe at Work Conference Presentation

Amanda Alford, ALRC Legal Officer, 5 December 2011, Melbourne AcknowledgementI would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri 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.Introduction Thank you for opportunity to speak. On

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A Lament for Lost Footnotes in Legal History

Keynote address by Professor Rosalind Croucher* on 12 December 2011 at the 30th annual conference of the Australian and New Zealand law and history society—”Public Law: Private Lives” IntroductionThank you for inviting here to the 30th anniversary conference of the Australian and New Zealand Legal History Society. It is a marvellous group, and one, as Professor Andrew Buck

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‘They should have this in every court’ – Women’s Family Law Support Service Evaluation

Professor Rosalind Croucher, President, Australian Law Reform Commission at the Launch of the Evaluation of the Women’s Family Law Support Service, Parliament House, Sydney, 17 November 2011. Commitment and connections Looking at everyone who has come here today for the launch of Dr Lesley Laing’s evaluation of the Women’s Family Law Support Service, one thing

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