01.05.2012

ALRC seeks input into its Inquiry into legal barriers to mature age persons participating in the workforce and other productive work

The Australian Law Reform Commission today released an Issues Paper for its Inquiry into legal barriers to mature age participation in the workforce and other productive work—Grey Areas: Age Barriers to Work in Commonwealth Laws (ALRC IP 41, 2012). Australia’s population is ageing rapidly. By 2044–45 almost one in four Australians will be aged 65

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01.05.2012

Grey Areas—Age Barriers to Work in Commonwealth Laws (IP 41)

This Issues Paper was released on 1 May 2012 to form a basis for consultation for the Age Barriers to Work Inquiry. It is intended to encourage informed community participation in the Inquiry by providing some background information and highlighting the issues so far identified by the ALRC as relevant with respect to each of

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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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08.02.2012

Age Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan appointed as Part-time Commissioner for the Barriers to Mature-Aged Workplace Participation Inquiry

Australian Law Reform Commission President, Professor Rosalind Croucher, today welcomed the appointment by the Attorney-General, the Hon Nicola Roxon MP, of the Hon Susan Ryan AO as a part-time Commissioner for the ALRC’s inquiry into barriers to work for older persons. Professor Croucher stated, “It is an honour to have Susan Ryan join the ALRC

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28.02.2008

Ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

28 February 2008: ALRC submission in relation to the possible ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Thank you for the opportunity to take part in the consulation process regarding possible ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC)

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30.05.2003

Essentially Yours: The Protection of Human Genetic Information in Australia (ALRC Report 96)

ALRC Report 96 (tabled May 2003)  was the product of a two-year inquiry by the ALRC and the Australian Health Ethics Committee (AHEC) of the NHMRC, involving extensive research and widespread public consultation.The inquiry was the most comprehensive ever undertaken into these issues in Australia or overseas.The report covers an extensive range of activities in

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30.10.1996

Disability services

This reference was received in August 1995. The final report for this inquiry was the third in a series of inquiries into Acts administered by the Department of Health and Family Services.The final report (ALRC Report 79) provides a detailed analysis of the Disability Services Act 1986 (Cth). The Commission identified a number of flaws

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