29.02.2012

Young people and cyber-safety

10.126 There will always be challenges in protecting children from material likely to harm or disturb them, particularly in the online environment. The nature of the risks is varied and changeable, and classifying content or restricting access can never be the only response to these challenges. As the Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety observed in

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31.07.2020

Defamation – a nationwide conversation on law reform

On Monday 27 July 2020 the Australian Law Reform Commission co-hosted with the University of Sydney a webinar with a panel of experts discussing the potential for a future ALRC inquiry into reform of defamation law.

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27.05.2019

Where next for law reform? Second public seminar

The future of law reform: Technology and the Law Wednesday 12th June 2019 Time 1.30pm – 3.00pm The Moot Theatre, College of Law, Australian National University The Australian Law Reform Commission and the Australian National University are pleased to present a panel discussion on the future of law reform in Australia. The discussion progresses the ALRC’s

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15.02.2017

ALRC in the media – 2017

The ALRC monitors the media for references to the Commission and its inquiries. This list for 2017 is not comprehensive.

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21.03.2016

Public interest matters

Recommendation 9–2               The Act should include the following list of countervailing public interest matters which a court may consider, along with any other relevant public interest matter: (a)           freedom of expression, including political communication and artistic expression; (b)           freedom of the media, particularly to responsibly investigate and report matters of public concern and importance; (c)          

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12.01.2016

Laws that interfere with freedom of speech

4.67     A wide range of Commonwealth laws may be seen as interfering with freedom of speech and expression, broadly conceived. Commonwealth laws prohibit, or render unlawful, speech or expression in many different contexts and include:criminal laws;secrecy laws;privilege and contempt laws;anti-discrimination laws;media, broadcasting and telecommunications laws;information laws; andintellectual property laws.[76]4.68     Some of these laws impose limits

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31.07.2015

Laws that interfere with freedom of speech

3.30       A wide range of Commonwealth laws may be seen as interfering with freedom of speech and expression, broadly conceived. Some of these laws impose limits on freedom of speech that have long been recognised by the common law, for example, in relation to obscenity and sedition. Arguably, such laws do not encroach on the

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08.01.2015

ALRC in the media – 2015

The ALRC monitors the media for references to the Commission and its inquiries. This list for 2015 is not comprehensive.

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03.11.2014

Appendix D: Advisory Committee members 2013–14

Copyright and the digital economyCharles Alexander, Partner, Minter EllisonProfessor Kathy Bowrey, Faculty of Law, University of New South WalesAlex Byrne, NSW State Librarian and Chief Executive, State Library of New South WalesProfessor Tom Cochrane, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Technology, Information and Learning Support and Chair, Australian Libraries Copyright Committee, Queensland University of TechnologyCarolyn Dalton, Executive Director, Policy

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03.09.2014

Participants

Australian Law Reform CommissionPresidentProfessor Rosalind CroucherCommissioner in ChargeProfessor Barbara McDonaldPart-time CommissionerThe Hon Justice John Middleton, Federal Court of AustraliaExecutive DirectorSabina WynnSenior Legal OfficerJared BoorerLegal OfficersDr Julie MackenzieBrigit MorrisDr Steven RobertsonLegal InternsClaire BreadyRavi GosalGeorgie LeahyAlisha MathewTimothy MayburyMichelle MearesJack MurrayHagen SporlederJackson WherrettBradley WoodsAdvisory Committee MembersThe Hon Justice Peter D Applegarth, Supreme Court of QueenslandRichard Coleman, Fairfax Media

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