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- Inquiry Reports,
- Consultation Documentation,
- Information sheets, and
- Reform Journal
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7.145 A number of Commonwealth laws may be seen as interfering with vested personal property rights. 7.146 In the constitutional context, the central issue is whether the particular interference by Commonwealth laws amounts to an ‘acquisition’ by the Commonwealth other than on just terms under s 51(xxxi) of the Constitution, which may lead to the …Read more
This Report marks the first major review of ‘connection’ in native title claims—central to native title determinations—since the introduction of the Native Title Act. The Report also examines authorisation of persons bringing native title claims and joinder of parties, and includes 30 recommendations for reform.Read more
This Summary Report provides an accessible overview of the policy framework and recommendations in the final Report, Connection to Country: Review of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) (ALRC Report 126), tabled on 4 June 2015.This publication is available for purchase in book format.Read more
ALRC submission: Proposal for a National Disability Insurance Scheme Quality and Safeguarding Framework
NDIS Quality and SafeguardsPO Box 7576Canberra Business Centre ACT 2610 30 April 2015Dear Sir/Madam,I refer to the invitation for submissions on the Disability Reform Council’s consultation paper Proposal for a National Disability Insurance Scheme Quality and Safeguarding Framework (the consultation paper).The ALRC makes the following submission in response to the consultation paper. The submission draws on …Read more
The first consultation document in the ALRC’s ‘Freedoms Inquiry’, a review of Commonwealth laws for consistency with traditional rights, freedoms and privileges.Read more
This Inquiry examined laws and legal frameworks within the Commonwealth jurisdiction that deny or diminish the equal recognition of people with disability as persons before the law and their ability to exercise legal capacity.Read more
This Summary Report provides an accessible overview of the policy framework and recommendations in the final Report, Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws (ALRC Report 124), tabled on 24 November 2014.This publication is available for purchase in book format.We have also produced an EASY ENGLISH version of this Summary Report.Read more
The ALRC sees reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians as comprising both processes and outcomes—requiring meaningful and ongoing dialogue between Indigenous peoples and the ALRC. Respect for Indigenous peoples, participation of Indigenous peoples in ALRC inquiries, and consideration and understanding of issues that are important to Indigenous peoples, are considered essential features of the ALRC’s …Read more