Inquiry update

Launch of the Freedoms final report

The Final Report for the Freedoms Inquiry, Traditional Rights and Freedoms—Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws (ALRC 129), was tabled and launched by the Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, on 2 March 2016, at Parliament House in Canberra.

New Inquiry – Elder abuse

As covered in the last Brief, the ALRC has been given new Terms of Reference for an Inquiry on elder abuse.

The ALRC has begun a first round of consultations. The first call for submissions from the public will be made with the release of the Issues Paper, which will coincide with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15 June 2016.