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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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29.07.2011

Secrecy Laws and Open Government Report—An Update

Professor Rosalind Croucher,** President, Australian Law Reform Commission. 7th Annual Public Sector In-House Counsel Conference 2011, 29 July 2011Abstract: This paper discusses the inquiry conducted by the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) into Commonwealth secrecy laws: Secrecy Laws and Open Government in Australia (ALRC Report 112) tabled in March, 2010. It considers how, from a

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14.06.2011

Classification Enforcement Contacts Forum

Paper presented by Terry Flew, Commissioner, Australian Law Reform Commission, to Classification Enforcement Contacts Forum 2011, Sydney, 7 June 2011

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14.04.2011

E-Discovery Asia Pacific Forum

Presentation by Patrick Collins, Senior Legal Officer, Australian Law Reform Commission at Rydges Melbourne, 14 April 2011   Acknowledgments First, may I acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet—the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation—and pay my respects to their elders, both past and present, as well as acknowledging any Indigenous

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24.03.2011

Secrecy Provisions: Policy and Practice

Justice Susan Kenny, Federal Court of Australia, Part-time Commissioner, Australian Law Reform Commission, addressing the National Information Law Conference in Canberra, on 24 March 2011  Introduction James Madison, sometimes called the Father of the United States Constitution, once said that: … I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the

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24.03.2011

Secrecy Provisions: the Law Reform Project

Professor Rosalind Croucher** President, Australian Law Reform Commission, National Information Law Conference 2011, 24 March 2011Abstract: This paper discusses the inquiry conducted by the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) into Commonwealth secrecy laws: Secrecy Laws and Open Government in Australia (ALRC Report 112) tabled in March, 2010. It considers how, from a law reform perspective,

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