Freedoms Inquiry | enews | Issue 6 | National Freedoms Symposia

National Freedoms Symposia

The ALRC is pleased to announce a national series of discussions around the ALRC Freedoms Inquiry, to be held in Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney, Perth and Melbourne. Each event will focus on a different aspect of the Freedoms Inquiry with invited guests who will give short presentations on particular issues. These events are free but RSVP is necessary as places are limited.

The ‘roadshow’ kicks off in Brisbane on Wednesday 2 September, with the topic ‘A home is no longer a castle? – real property rights in the context of mining and environment claims’.

  • Brisbane: 2 September, 5.30 -7:00pm – property rights and environment
  • Adelaide: 21 September, 1.00 – 2.00pm – religion, speech and equality
  • Perth: 29 September,  6.00 – 7.30pm – property rights and the environment
  • Melbourne: 30 September, 5.30 – 7.00pm – judicial review, self-incrimination, executive immunities, procedural fairness, fair trial, reverse onus of proof, strict liability
  • Sydney: 8 October, 5.30 – 7.00pm – proportionality and the Constitution.

See full program >>

Reminder: Call for submissions

We take this opportunity to remind subscribers that the Interim Report for this Inquiry, Traditional Rights and Freedoms—Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws  (ALRC Interim Report 127), was released on 3 August 2015.

The closing date for submissions is 21 September 2015. 

We prefer to receive submissions via the online form on the ALRC website, but also accept submissions by post and email. 

During this submission period, the ALRC is continuing with the next consultation phase and is conducting meetings across several states over the next few weeks.

The final report is due to the Attorney-General at the end of December.