16.04.2012

Age barriers to work e-news | Issue 2

Issue 2 | 11 April 2012  View original format Month in summary Since the Terms of Reference were announced last month, the team has been conducting its own research as well as a round of initial consultations with a number of major stakeholders including government departments and agencies, seniors’ groups, peak industry bodies and academics.

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26.03.2012

Consultative Forum on Mature Age Participation

Presentation at the Consultative Forum on Mature Age Participation, Monday 26 March 2012 by Professor Rosalind Croucher* President, Australian Law Reform Commission. Consultative Forum on Mature Age Participation – 26 March 2012 The InquiryOn 7 March 2012, the Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon Nicola Roxon MP, asked the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to inquire

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13.03.2012

Age barriers to work e-news | Welcome to the Inquiry

Issue 1 | 13 March 2012  View original format Terms of Reference announced Today the ALRC commenced a new inquiry into legal barriers to mature age persons participating in the workforce—namely for people aged 45 years and over. Under the Terms of Reference, the ALRC is to identify these barriers and consider reforms to address

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08.02.2012

Age barriers to work

The ALRC was asked to identify legal barriers to mature age persons participating in the workforce in Commonwealth laws, including: social security, superannuation, insurance, compensation and employment.

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30.05.2001

Review of the Marine Insurance Act 1909 (Cth) (ALRC Report 91)

ALRC Report 91 (tabled May 2001) sets out the results of the Commission’s research and consultations, and its recommendations for amendments to the Marine Insurance Act 1909 (Cth) (MIA) and to the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth) (ICA). Four areas came to be of central importance during the course of the review. They are the

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07.05.2001

Review of the Marine Insurance Act 1909

The Terms of Reference for this inquiry required the Commission to review the Marine Insurance Act 1909 (Cth) (MIA), taking into account, among other things, the desirability of having a regime consistent with international practice in the marine insurance industry, and whether any change might result in a competitive disadvantage for the Australian insurance industry.Four

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19.07.2000

Review of the Marine Insurance Act 1909 (DP 63)

Discussion Paper, Review of the Marine Insurance Act 1909 (DP 63), was published in July 2000.The issues discussed in chapter 2 (`Approaches to reform’), chapter 3 (`Competition and the marine insurance market’), and chapter 4 (`Competition policy’) present some of the important legal policy issues relevant to reform of the MIA and to the approach

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09.04.1992

Multiculturalism and the law

During the course of the inquiry, several consultation papers were released:An issues paper—Multiculturalism and the Law (ALRC IP 9) in 1990; andThree discussion papers in 1991—Multiculturalism: Family Law (ALRC DP 46); Multiculturalism: Criminal Law (ALRC DP 48); and Multiculturalism: Consumer Contracts (ALRC DP 49).The final report (ALRC Report 57) examined the principles underlying Australian family

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15.12.1982

Insurance Contracts (ALRC Report 20)

ALRC Report 20 (tabled December 1982) examined the adequacy and appropriateness of the law of insurance contracts, given that it was a mixture of common law principles and a number of imperial, federal and state statutes.View ALRC Report 20 on the AustLII website.

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09.12.1982

Insurance agents, brokers and contracts

When the inquiry into the law governing contracts of insurance was given to the ALRC in September 1976, the law regulating insurance contracts had not kept pace with the growth of a national insurance industry. Considerable confusion surrounded an agent’s authority when contracting on behalf of insurance companies. Some companies were using contracts as a

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