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Modelling Supported Decision Making in Commonwealth Laws – The ALRC’s 2014 Report and Making it Work

AGAC 2016 National Conference, 18 October 2016, Rosalind F Croucher*TranscriptAcknowledgment & IntroductionI begin by acknowledging the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, who are the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we meet—and I pay my respects to their elders, both past and present and acknowledge Indigenous guests attending today.I see my

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Common Law and the Protection of Rights, Freedoms and Privileges: Insights from the ALRC Freedoms Inquiry

The Common Law and the Protection of Rights, Freedoms and Privileges: Insights from the ALRC Freedoms Inquiry, The Mayo Lecture for 2016, James Cook University, Townsville, 12 September 2016 by Professor Rosalind Croucher AM*IntroductionThank you, Ed Harridge, President of the James Cook University (JCU) Student Association, for inviting me to present the Marylyn Mayo Lecture for 2016. I am deeply honoured

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Mutual Wills — An Ancient Doctrine with Modern Teeth

STEP Qld Annual Trusts and Estates Conference, 2 September 2016, Rosalind F Croucher AM*Transcript[Professor Croucher spoke to this paper, so the audio does not correspond precisely to the text below]Of Ancient and ModernWhen ‘ancient’ and ‘modern’ are coupled in the same sentence it reminds me of the hymn book, Hymns Ancient and Modern. Our topic today has

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The ALRC’s Freedoms Report and Government Lawyers— Issues on the Horizon

Australian Government Legal Network, 29 July 2016, Canberra, by Professor Rosalind Croucher AM*Transcript[Square bracket notes indicate interpolated material. Not all the text was delivered.]AcknowledgmentsAs the Head of an Australian Government agency, and in the spirit of our Reconciliation Action Plan, I begin my presentation by acknowledging the traditional custodians of this land, and pay my respect to the elders,

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IFA 2016 | Protecting the Rights of Older Australians from Abuse

International Federation on Ageing 13th Global Conference, 22–23 June 2016, Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, President, Australian Law Reform Commission; Adjunct Professor, Macquarie University. Protecting the Rights of Older Australians from Abuse—the ALRC’s Elder Abuse InquiryThank you very much for the opportunity to speak about the ALRC Inquiry. I am the head of a Federal Government agency, the Australian Law Reform

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Partnerships in Law Reform—Contributions to Policy and Building Impact

Research Partnership Roundtable, Corrs Chambers Westgarth Offices, Brisbane, 1 June 2016, Professor Rosalind Croucher AM* President, Australian Law Reform CommissionIntroductionThank you very much for inviting me here today. When Amanda Alford wrote to me to invite me to speak, how could I resist? Given that I know Amanda well, I knew it would be: well planned, well organised, and brilliantly

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Resilience recipes

Where do we want to be in 5 years?, 6th National Australian Women Lawyers (AWL) Conference, Perth, 9 april 2016, Professor Rosalind Croucher AM*, President, Australian Law Reform Commission AcknowledgmentThank you, Ann-Maree for your kind introduction.It’s lovely to be in Perth. Not only is it the wonderful traditional lands of the Nyoongar people, it’s also the home or the birthplace of Edith

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Conceptualising law reform references

Australasian Law Reform agencies Conference, Melbourne Law School, 2-4 March 2016. Professor Rosalind Coucher AM, President, Australian Law Reform Commission and the Hon Philip Cummins AM, Chair, Victorian Law Reform Commission.TranscriptProf Rosalind Croucher AM (RC): Thank you, Phillip, for being such a gracious host and organising such a marvellous conference. It’s such a feast to have

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Launch of ALRC Report 129, Traditional Rights and Freedoms—Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws

Wednesday, 2 March 2016, Parliament House, Canberra Professor Rosalind Croucher AMIntroduction 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:Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QCShadow Attorney-General, the Hon Mark Dreyfus

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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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