04.10.2012

An academic in law reform land—and how you, too, can play a part

Professor Rosalind Croucher, President, Australian Law Reform Commission*, Monash University, Faculty of Law Research Seminar Series, 4 October 2012.IntroductionThank you very much for inviting me to speak today. Professor Bryan Horrigan is very persuasive! But, as I am an academic through and through, it is always a pleasure to be back on campus, and in a law school, so

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28.08.2012

A window on law reform for government lawyers

By Professor Rosalind Croucher President, Australian Law Reform Commission*, Law Society of New South Wales, Government Solicitors Conference 2012, 28 August 2012Thank you very much for inviting me to speak today. As the head of a Government agency it is our respectful commitment to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land, the Gadigal people of the

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02.07.2012

Celebrating NAIDOC week 2012

They dared to challenge – this year’s theme celebrates the champions who lived to renew the spirit of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through the establishment of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in 1972. Forty years ago, the embassy became a powerful symbol of unity. Its founders instilled pride, advanced equality and educated the country

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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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01.02.2012

Podcast: Brooke Greenwood and Riki Sutherland on interning at the ALRC

Audio Download/ listen to audio >> Brooke Greenwood and Riki Sutherland completed a legal internship with the ALRC in Semester 1 2012. Legal Offcier, Khanh Hoang, spoke with them about their experiences as ALRC interns. Transcript Khanh Hoang, ALRC Legal Officer (KH):  Hello, and welcome to another podcast for the ALRC. My name is Khanh

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10.01.2012

ALRC in the media – 2012

The ALRC monitors the media for references to the Commission and its inquiries. This list for 2012 is not comprehensive.

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01.12.2011

‘Ex-terns’ Adam Arnold and Sean Lau – interns on the National Classification Review

Adam Arnold and Sean Lau, both students at UNSW, were two of our interns over the August-November period. Before leaving us, we spoke with them about their experiences as ALRC interns, and working on the National Classification Review. Listen to audio >> Transcript Marie-Claire Muir (MM): Hi my name’s Marie-Claire Muir. I’m Web Manager at

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24.11.2011

Vale Robert Alexander Hayes (1942-2011)

Dr Robert Alexander Hayes, previously a full-time Commissioner of the ALRC and Associate Professor of Law at UNSW and UWS, has died in Sydney after a long illness.Dr. Hayes was a fellow of the Australian Institute of Forensic Sciences, former president of the Mental Health Appeals Tribunal and founder of the UNSW Faculty of Law.Dr.

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17.10.2011

College of Law Academic Awards Ceremony Presentation

Formal Address by Professor Rosalind Croucher, President of the Australian Law Reform Commission at the College of Law Academic Awards Ceremony Presentation on 11 October 2011.On occasions like this evening’s, one looks to the significance of place and the nature of the event to try to draw out some suitable themes. And this is a

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17.10.2011

Keeping an open mind in your career crucially important

College of Law Media Release, 17 October 2011, republished with permission. Professor Croucher offers advice at the College of Law Academic Awards Ceremony, SydneyProfessor Rosalind Croucher, President of Australian Law Reform Commission, yesterday delivered a compelling and motivational formal address at The College of Law’s 2011 Academic Awards Ceremony in Sydney, offering sensible advice to

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