On 26 January this year, Professor Rosalind Croucher, ALRC President was 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”. During her eight years at the ALRC, Professor Croucher has overseen 12 inquiries that have covered highly complex and topical areas of law, such as Privacy, Secrecy, Family Violence, Copyright, Native Title, Classification, Age and Disability. Professor Croucher has been Commissioner-in- charge of eight law reform inquiries and is currently leading the Freedoms Inquiry.
On 12 December, Professor Croucher’s term as ALRC President was renewed for a further 12 months. Professor Croucher has been the President of the ALRC for the past five years and was appointed to the ALRC as a full-time Commissioner in 2007.
On the 28 January, Professor Croucher spoke at the Australia India Youth Dialogue about governance and public policy, with a focus on the ALRC and law reform. On 25 February, Professor Croucher spoke at the launch of the Women Lawyers Association of New South Wales 2015 program, focusing on women lawyers and engagement.
On 9 July Professor Croucher will deliver the School of Law and Justice Annual Michael Kirby Lecture at Southern Cross University.