11.01.2010

Magistrate Anne Goldsbrough appointed Part-time Commissioner

The Attorney-General, the Hon Robert McClelland MP, has announced the appointment of Magistrate Anne Goldsbrough as a part-time Commissioner of the ALRC to assist the ALRC in its current Inquiry into Family Violence. Magistrate Goldsbrough was the Victorian State Supervising Magistrate for Family Violence and Family Law for 6 years from February 2002 until December

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09.01.2010

ALRC in the media – 2011

The ALRC monitors the media for references to the Commission and its inquiries. This list for 2011 is not comprehensive.

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08.01.2010

ALRC in the media – 2010

The ALRC monitors the media for references to the Commission and its inquiries. This list for 2010 is not comprehensive.

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15.12.2009

Professor Rosalind Croucher appointed new ALRC President

The Attorney-General, the Hon Robert McClelland MP, today announced the appointment of the ALRC’s current serving Commissioner and acting President, Professor Rosalind Croucher, for a five-year term as President of the ALRC. Professor Croucher was appointed to the ALRC as a full-time Commissioner in February 2007 and led the Inquiry into Client Legal Privilege and

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30.11.2009

ALRC farewells ALRC President, Emeritus Professor David Weisbrot AM

The ALRC today farewelled Emeritus Professor David Weisbrot, the longest serving president in the ALRC’s 35-year history. Professor Weisbrot has stepped down after more than ten years in office during which time he presided over 14 inquiries. Under Professor Weisbrot’s presidency the ALRC has achieved a significant level of implementation for its reports, with over

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25.11.2009

Reform journal

The Australian Law Reform Commission published the first issue of Reform in January 1976, and then twice a year until 2010. The journal’s aim was to raise public awareness of contemporary legal issues and provides a forum for high-quality debate on issues of law reform in an easy-to-read format. Previous articles contributed by leading Australian

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15.09.2009

Historic first meeting of the ALRC’s Indigenous Advisory Committee

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has established an Indigenous Advisory Committee to assist in building stronger relationships with Indigenous peoples, and to ensure that the concerns and perspectives of Indigenous communities are more effectively integrated into the federal law reform process. Speaking at the historic first meeting on 19 August, ALRC President Professor David

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24.03.2009

Kirby Cup Law Reform Competition – Call for Entries

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) and the Australian Law Students’ Association (ALSA) today called on law students to register their interest in entering the 2009 Kirby Cup, one of Australia’s most prestigious student law reform competitions. Registration closes on 10 April 2009. The topic for this year’s competition is on animal rights and teams

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03.02.2009

ALRC expresses deep gratitude to Justice Michael Kirby for service to law reform

Marking the resignation of Justice Michael Kirby, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) President, Professor David Weisbrot, today expressed his admiration and gratitude to the former High Court Judge for his outstanding dedication to law reform in Australia. Professor Weisbrot said Justice Kirby has definitive views on law reform and in  Kirby’s own words said

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17.07.2007

Opening of AAL Symposium – Opening remarks

Prof David Weisbrot AM, President Australian Law Reform Commission, 17 July 2007, Government House, BrisbaneThe basic theme of our Symposium today is: What do we need to do to maintain professional identity and a healthy legal culture in a period of dynamic change — and I will soon turn over to my colleague Prof Ros Croucher

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