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17.11.2011

Responses to ALRC National Classification Scheme Review Issues Paper (IP40) – graphical representation of submissions

Compiled by Professor Terry Flew, ALRC Commissioner. This report provides an overview of responses to the Classification Review Issues Paper using text analytics software. (This document was published in two stages. Analysis of Questions 1-3, 12, 16 and 24-25 were published in November 2011. The remainder were added in February 2012.)

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20.05.2011

National Classification Scheme Review (IP 40)

This Issues Paper was released on 20 May 2011. The Issues Paper National Classification Scheme Review has been developed in response to the request from the Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon. Robert McClelland MP, to the ALRC to inquire and report on the framework for the classification of media content in Australia, based on the Classification

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14.03.2011

Family Violence and Commonwealth Laws—Social Security Law (IP 39)

This is the final of four Issues Papers released for the Family Violence and Commonwealth Laws Inquiry.Submissions closed on 27 April.The Issues Paper deals with the treatment of family violence in Commonwealth social security law, which includes income management. The Issues Paper further considers a number of issues in relation to social security law, includingThe

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10.03.2011

Family Violence and Commonwealth Laws—Child Support and Family Assistance (IP 38)

This is the third of four Issues Papers released for the Family Violence and Commonwealth Laws Inquiry.Submissions closed on 21 April 2011. Please contact Sara Peel if you wish to make a late submission. The Issues Paper Family Violence and Commonwealth Laws—Child Support and Family Assistance deals with the treatment of family violence in child support and

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28.02.2011

Family Violence and Commonwealth Laws—Immigration Law (IP 37)

The Issues Paper Family Violence and Commonwealth Laws—Immigration Law deals with the treatment of family violence in the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) and the Migration Regulations 1994 (Cth).This Issues Paper was updated on 2 March 2011 to take into account the Migration Amendment (Complementary Protection) Bill 2011 (Cth).Submissions closed on 12 April. Please contact Khanh

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22.02.2011

Family Violence and Commonwealth Laws – Employment and Superannuation Law (IP 36)

This is the first of four Issues Papers released for the Family Violence and Commonwealth Laws Inquiry. 

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15.04.2009

Review of the Royal Commissions Act (IP 35)

This Issues Paper is the first consultation document produced during the course of the Royal Commissions Inquiry. It identifies the main issues relevant to the Inquiry, provides background information and encourages informed community participation. View IP 35 in html on the AustLII website

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15.02.2009

Review of Secrecy Laws: Inquiry Snapshot

To facilitate communication about the nature and focus of this Inquiry the ALRC released an overview document, Review of Secrecy Laws—Inquiry Snapshot, in February 2009.Itis written in plain language and provides a ready access to information about the Inquiry and is available online as a virtual document.

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23.04.2007

Client Legal Privilege in Federal Investigatory Bodies (IP 33)

To encourage public participation in the Inquiry the ALRC released IP 33, the first of two consultation papers—an Issues Paper on 23 April 2007. View IP 33 in HTML on the AustLII website

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15.12.2006

Review of Privacy—Credit Reporting Provisions (IP 32)

ALRC produced this second Issues Paper, IP 32, in December 2006.IP 32 is organised into seven chapters. Chapters 2, 3 and 4 explain the content and current operation of the credit reporting provisions of the Privacy Act. Chapters 5, 6 and 7 focus on aspects of credit reporting that may require reform. These range from minor changes to

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