25.09.2009

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.Articles contributed by leading Australian and overseas

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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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16.07.2007

Promoting a healthy legal culture the focus of new Australian Academy of Law

Strengthening the ‘legal culture’ of an increasingly fragmented legal profession will be the focus of Australia’s newest ‘learned academy’, with today’s launch of the Australian Academy of Law (AAL) in Brisbane.In its landmark report on the civil justice system, Managing Justice (2000), the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) highlighted the problems associated with the lack of cohesion

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01.12.2005

Better parliamentary procedures required to support law reform: Justice Kirby

Thursday, 1 December 2005: Australian jurisdictions—federal, state and territory—need to improve parliamentary procedures for responding to law reform reports if the law is to keep pace with social and technological change, the Hon Justice Michael Kirby said today.The problem of how to secure governmental attention to law reform is an “institutional defect” that represents a

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08.06.2005

From Drink Driving to Gene Patents: The ALRC celebrates 30 years

Wednesday, 8 June 2005: One of Australia’s leading legal institutions, the Australian Law Reform Commission, celebrates its 30th anniversary this week. “Over the past 30 years, the ALRC has initiated community debate and provided advice to Government on issues as diverse as drink driving, Aboriginal customary laws, human tissue transplants, maritime law, sentencing, and protecting

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