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Getting to Grips with Encroachments on Freedoms in Commonwealth Laws

Professor Rosalind Croucher AM,* President, Australian Law Reform Commission, to the Australian Academy of Law, Sydney, 27 October 2015 AAL President, the Hon Kevin Lindgren AM, thank you for allowing me to speak about the ALRC’s current inquiry, that we call the ‘freedoms inquiry’.I would like to begin my short talk this evening by acknowledging the traditional custodians

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The ALRC’s first 40 years | Prof Rosalind Croucher AM

Professor Rosalind Croucher AM* President, Australian Law Reform Commission, 23 October 2015, Federal Court, Sydney.Thank you, Mr Kirby, for your wonderfully warm and vivid recollections of the early years of the ALRC.Marking the achievements of four decadesIn my role as President I stand on the shoulders of giants: particularly the six Chairmen and Presidents who have

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Jack Goldring—A man for all seasons

Jack Goldring Memorial Lecture 2015, 9 October 2015, University of Wollongong, Professor Rosalind Croucher AM* President, Australian Law Reform CommissionIntroductionThank you Dean Warwick Gullett for your warm introduction. Like you, may I also acknowledge the eminent guests attending today: including Vice-Chancellor Paul Wellings CBE; former Vice-Chancellor Emeritus Professor Gerard Sutton AO; University of Wollongong Law School Advisory Committee members

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Proportionality and the Constitution

National Freedoms Symposium, Federal Court, Queens Square, Sydney, 8 October 2015.Speaking notesProfessor Rosalind Croucher AM, ALRC President and Commissioner for the InquiryProfessor Denise Meyerson, Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University  Professor Anne Twomey, Sydney Law School, University of SydneyMichael Sexton SC, NSW Solicitor-General

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Fair trial, procedural fairness and other traditional rights

National Freedoms Symposium, Federal Court, Melbourne, 30 September 2015.Chaired by the Hon Justice John Eric Middleton, Part-time Commissioner, Federal Court of Australia, MelbourneSpeaking notes: Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, ALRC President and Commissioner for the InquiryProfessor Jeremy Gans, Melbourne Law School, University of MelbourneDr Matthew Groves, Professor, Faculty of Law, Monash UniversityProfessor Adrienne Stone, Director, Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies, University of

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Advocacy through law reform

Moot Court Bench—Coffee Hour Seminar, Professor Rosalind Croucher AM*, President, Australian Law Reform Commission, Jackson McDonald, Perth, 29 September 2015.IntroductionThank you Dr David Cox, both as Chair of the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia and as a partner of Jackson McDonald, for hosting today’s seminar.Thank you to Lorraine Finlay, Director of Mooting, Murdoch University

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Freedom’s Limits: Speech, Association & Movement in the Australian Legal System

National Freedoms Symposium, Constitutional Centre of Western Australia, Perth, 29 September 2015.Topic: Freedom of speech, association, and movement receive some limited protection through the operation of the common law and under the Constitution. However, these freedoms are not absolute and are frequently in tension with imperatives such as public safety and the protection of rights of others. For example,

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Accommodating rights? Religion, speech and equality in Australia

National Freedoms Symposium, Adelaide University North Terrace Campus, Adelaide, 21 September 2015.Chaired by Professor Andrew Stewart, John Bray Professor of Law, Adelaide Law School, University of AdelaideSpeeches:Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, ALRC President and Commissioner for the InquiryThe Honourable Catherine Branson QCAssociate Professor Anne Hewitt, Adelaide Law School, The University of Adelaide, South AustraliaDr Matthew Stubbs  Associate Professor, Adelaide Law

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A home is no longer a castle? – real property rights in the context of mining and environmental claims

National Freedoms Symposium, Commonwealth Law Courts, Brisbane, 2 September 2015.Speeches:Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, ALRC President and Commissioner for the InquiryProfessor Jonathan Fulcher, Director CIMEL/IMELPLorraine Finlay, School of Law, Murdoch UniversityDr Noeleen McNamara, School of Law & Justice, University of Southern Queensland

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ANROWS Public lecture opening address: The ALRC’s Family Violence work

ANROWS Public lecture series with Professor Leigh Goodmark, 10 August 2015, Sydney. Opening address by Rosalind Croucher AM**IntroductionIt is a great pleasure to be invited to open proceedings today and have the very pleasant task of introducing Professor Leigh Goodmark. I was delighted to be invited by ANROWS, whose CEO, Heather Nancarrow, is an absolute legend

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