04.08.2015

Video: Launch of the Native Title Report

Connection to Country: Review of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) (ALRC Report 126) was formally launched in Sydney on 29 June 2015.Captions/subtitles can be turned on via the video player controls.Transcripts are also available of speeches made on the day by Professor Rosalind Croucher, ALRC President, and Professor Lee Godden, Commissioner leading the Native

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21.07.2015

New Part-time Commissioner appointed to the ALRC

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) welcomes the appointment by Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, of Emeritus Professor Anura Surindra (Suri) Ratnapala as a part-time Commissioner until the conclusion of the Review of Commonwealth Laws for Consistency with Traditional Rights, Freedoms and Privileges.Professor Ratnapala is Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of

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10.07.2015

Michael Kirby Lecture 2015 | Re-imagining Law Reform—Michael Kirby’s Vision, Human Rights and the Australian Law Reform Commission in the 21st Century

Professor Rosalind Croucher AM*,President, Australian Law Reform Commission, 9 July 2015, Southern Cross University.IntroductionVice-Chancellor Peter Lee, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Professor Geraldine Mackenzie, Dean Rocque Reynolds, Professor Bee-Chen Goh and—the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, Chairman Emeritus of the Australian Law Reform Commission.I would like to echo Bee-Chen in her warm acknowledgment of the traditional custodians

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01.07.2015

SPRC Social Policy Debate: Supported Decision Making

When:11 Aug 2015, 4:30pm – 6.30pmVenue:SMC Conference & Function Centre, 66 Goulburn St, SydneyWho:Social Policy Research CentreThis house believes that with sufficient support, people with disability should never be required to have a substitute decision makerThe United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities challenges the current legal assumption that sometimes supported decision

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28.01.2015

Governance and Public Policy

Australia India Youth Dialogue, 28 January 2015, by Professor Rosalind Croucher, President, Australian Law Reform Commission*Thank you for including me in today’s discussion on the theme of ‘Governance and Public Policy’.  As the head of an independent Australian federal Government agency, this is a topic that is dear to my heart.  Independence will be the central theme in my

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25.01.2015

ALRC President, Professor Rosalind Croucher, awarded the Order of Australia

Professor Rosalind Croucher, BA(Hons) LLB PhD AMusA ACLM (Hon) FRSA FAAL TEP, President of the Australian Law Reform Commission, has been conferred the award of Member of the Order of Australia for “significant service to the law as an academic, to legal reform and education, to professional development, and to the arts”. The Order of Australia

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08.01.2015

Michael Kirby – ‘The Originals’

To mark the ALRC’s 40th anniversary, the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, foundation ALRC Chairman, recounts the early days of the Commission, and the people and personalities that bought it into being.​

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22.10.2014

Annual Report 2013-2014 (ALRC Report 125)

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20.10.2014

ALRC responses to media items

ALRC responds to ‘No media experience? He’s the perfect choice’ (The Australian, 9 December 2014)ALRC responds to ‘Experts fear a European ‘right to be forgotten’ online ruling may be duplicated in Australia’ (Sydney Morning Herald, 19 November 2014)

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06.10.2014

ALRC President wins legal accolades

Professor Rosalind Croucher, President of the Australian Law Reform Commission, received two awards this week recognising her outstanding contribution to the legal profession and to shaping law and policy in Australia—The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards for 2014, and the Gordon and Jackson Australian Women Lawyers Award (AWL Award).Professor Croucher

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