Publications

Consultation Documentation

22.05.2014

Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws (DP 81)

The second consultation document in the ALRC’s Inquiry into Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks that deny or diminish the equal recognition of people with disability before the law, and their ability to exercise legal capacity.

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22.05.2014

Easy English: Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws DP 81

The ALRC is looking at laws that treat people with disability unfairly.This Discussion Paper is written in Easy English. We use simple words and pictures to show ideas.Submissions close on Monday 30 June 2014.Information about making a submission is also available in Easy English and Auslan.The full version of this Discussion Paper is available here: http://www.alrc.gov.au/publications/disability-DP81 

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30.03.2014

Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (DP 80)

This Discussion Paper includes proposals for reform, including for a new Commonwealth Act that would provide for a statutory cause of action for serious invasions of privacy and, in addition, other innovative ways the law might prevent or redress serious invasions of privacy.

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19.03.2014

Review of the Native Title Act 1993 (IP 45)

The first consultation document for this Inquiry.

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14.11.2013

Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws IP 44

Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws was released on 15 November 2013. This Issues Paper is the first consultation document in the ALRC’s Inquiry into Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks that deny or diminish the equal recognition of people with disability before the law, and their ability to exercise legal capacity. This Issues Paper can

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14.11.2013

Easy English: Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws IP 44

The ALRC is looking at laws that treat people with disability unfairly. This Issues Paper talks about the problems we have learned about so far. It also has some questions. We would like people with disability to answer the questions so we can learn more about any problems you have with the law. We would also

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08.10.2013

Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (IP 43)

This Issues Paper was released on 8 October 2013, signalling the first stage of public consultation for the Serious Invasions of Privacy Inquiry. IP 43 provides background information and highlights issues identified by the ALRC as relevant to the Terms of Reference. The Issues Paper asks questions not just on issues relating to a stand-alone cause

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05.06.2013

Copyright and the Digital Economy (DP 79)

This Discussion Paper was released on 6 June 2013, commencing the second stage in the public consultation processes. It highlights ALRC thinking to date and presents proposals for law reform. We invite the public to make submissions in response to this Discussion Paper and, in so doing, contribute to the law reform process.Submissions closed on Wednesday 31 July 2013.This

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02.10.2012

Grey Areas—Age Barriers to Work in Commonwealth Laws (DP 78 Summary)

This Discussion Paper Summary provides an overview of the policy framework and the proposals and questions contained in the full Discussion Paper. It is designed specifically with stakeholders in mind, acknowledging the substantial involvement of many in the Inquiry to date, and the familiarity with the issues as set out in the Issues Paper released in May

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02.10.2012

Grey Areas—Age Barriers to Work in Commonwealth Laws (DP 78)

This Discussion Paper commences the second stage in the consultation processes in this inquiry into Commonwealth legal barriers to older persons participating in the workforce or other productive work. It highlights ALRC thinking to date and puts forward proposals for law reform in the areas of recruitment and employment, work health and safety, insurance, social security,

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