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12.167 Stakeholders to this Inquiry have advised that offensive language provisions and subsequent infringement notices for such conduct continue to be an issue for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Recommendation 12–4 State and territory governments should review the effect on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of statutory provisions that criminalise offensive language with …Read more
Over the winter semester break the ALRC was delighted to host Indigenous law student from Melbourne University, Declan Fry, for five weeks under the Aurora Internship Program. Declan was a fantastic addition to the Indigenous Incarceration team. In Semester 2, the ALRC looks forward to welcoming Shirisha Nampalli, Isha Fay, and Paige Bisset, students at …Read more
DP 84 was released on 19 July 2017.The Terms of Reference for this Inquiry ask the ALRC to consider laws and legal frameworks that contribute to the incarceration rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and inform decisions to hold or keep Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in custody. The ALRC was asked to …Read more
Tabled 14 June 2017.The ALRC was asked to consider Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks and how they might better protect older persons from misuse or abuse, and safeguard their autonomy.The Report includes 43 recommendations for law reform. The overall effect will be to safeguard older people from abuse and support their choices and wishes through:improved …Read more
This Summary Report provides an accessible overview of the policy framework and recommendations in the Report, Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response (ALRC Report 131), tabled on 14 June 2017.Read more
This is the second consultation document for the Elder Abuse Inquiry, in which the ALRC has been asked to consider existing Commonwealth laws and frameworks which seek to safeguard and protect older persons from misuse or abuse by formal and informal carers, supporters, representatives and others, and to examine the interaction and relationship of these …Read more
ALRC submission: Inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016
Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee Inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016 23 March 2016Dear Ms Dunstone,Inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016 The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Committee to inform its …Read more