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28.06.2015

Launch of Connection to Country: Review of the Native Title Act 1993—Prof Lee Godden

Launch of Connection to Country: Review of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), ALRC Report 126, 29 June 2015, Professor Lee Godden, Commissioner leading the Native TItle InquiryI would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land and waters on which we meet today—the Gadigal peoples of the Eora nation, but also all the traditional owners

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19.06.2015

Justice and Freedoms in Times of Terror Panel Session

ALRC Freedoms Inquiry, Justice and Freedoms in Times of Terror Panel Session, 19 June 2015, Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, President, Australian law Reform Commission[1]IntroductionThank you for the opportunity to join such an eminent panel today (with David Irvine AO, Professor George Williams AO and Graham Turnbull SC). Coming last made me wonder about contrasts—perhaps ‘specific’ to ‘general’, may be

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19.06.2015

Forgotten Freedoms Panel Session

ALRC Freedoms Inquiry, Forgotten Freedoms Panel Session, 19 June 2015, Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, President, Australian law Reform Commission[1]Why ‘forgotten’?This is a nicely alliterative title for our panel, but one is tempted to say that the very fact of having it suggests that nothing is forgotten ….What does the idea of ‘forgotten freedoms’ mean in this year of Magna

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25.02.2015

Women lawyers and ‘engagement’

Professor Rosalind Croucher AM* at Women Lawyers Association of New South Wales, Launch of 2015 Program, Union, University & Schools Club, 25 Bent St, Sydney, 25 February 2015 OpeningIn this little corner of Sydney, not far from the glorious waters of Sydney Harbour, may I begin by acknowledging the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of this

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28.01.2015

Governance and Public Policy

Australia India Youth Dialogue, 28 January 2015, by Professor Rosalind Croucher, President, Australian Law Reform Commission*Thank you for including me in today’s discussion on the theme of ‘Governance and Public Policy’.  As the head of an independent Australian federal Government agency, this is a topic that is dear to my heart.  Independence will be the central theme in my

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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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