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09.02.2012

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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18.12.2011

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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15.12.2011

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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12.12.2011

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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24.11.2011

‘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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17.10.2011

College of Law Academic Awards Ceremony Presentation

Formal Address by Professor Rosalind Croucher, President of the Australian Law Reform Commission at the College of Law Academic Awards Ceremony Presentation on 11 October 2011.On occasions like this evening’s, one looks to the significance of place and the nature of the event to try to draw out some suitable themes. And this is a

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28.09.2011

Australian Privacy Law & Practice – Key Recommendations for Health Information Privacy Reform

Speech by Professor Rosalind Croucher* at the Managing Patient Confidentiality & Information Governance Forum, 22 August 2011, Melbourne.1.  IntroductionTo help focus my presentation today I thought it would be useful to reflect on an ‘information timeline’ to provide a backdrop for a consideration of the Australian Law Reform Commission’s work on privacy.Information timeline1982    Freedom of

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22.09.2011

Reforming law reform: summing up

 Speech by the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG* at the Conference on Law Reform on Hong Kong: Does it Need Reform? The University of Hong Kong, Deparmtent of Law, 17 September 2011Of teddy bears and whiskyAt the end of an intensive day symposium on law reform in Hong Kong, we will depart with a vivid

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22.09.2011

Changing fashions and enduring values in law reform

Speech by the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG* at the Conference on Law Reform on Hong Kong: Does it Need Reform? The University of Hong Kong, Deparmtent of Law, 17 September 2011Law reform in Hong Kong: contextI congratulate the University of Hong Kong on its centenary. I pay respects to the people of China on

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17.09.2011

Succession Law Reform in NSW – 2011 update

Speech by Rosalind F Croucher*, Succession Law Conference, Blue Mountains Annual Law Conference, 17 September 2011 Succession law reform update 2011 1. IntroductionLast year I had the chance to speak at this conference about the implementation of the uniform succession laws project, driven by a National Committee. Rather than do an ‘update on an update’,

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