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Disability enews | Issue 2 | Save the Date!

Issue 2 | 26 September 2013.  View original format. What we’ve been up to Since our last e-news the team have been busy with research and consultations. We have met with a range of stakeholders in Sydney and Melbourne, and have spoken with others across Australia by telephone. In October and November the team travel to

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Invasions of Privacy enews | Issue 1 | Welcome to the Inquiry

Issue 1 | 3 September 2013.  View original format.Welcome to the InquiryWelcome to the first enewsletter for the Invasions of Privacy Inquiry.I am very honoured to have been asked to lead the Inquiry into how the law should redress serious invasions of privacy in the digital age.  It is an enormous challenge but we are fortunate

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ALRC InBrief | August 2013

View original e-newsletter format >> New Inquiry – Serious invasions of privacy in the digital era Shortly after the last Brief was sent out at the beginning of June, the Attorney-General formally referred to the ALRC an Inquiry into Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era. The Terms of Reference ask the ALRC to consider both prevention

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Disability enews | Issue 1 | Welcome to the Inquiry

Issue 1 | 24 July 2013.  View original format.Welcome to the InquiryWelcome to the first e-newsletter for our Inquiry into whether Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks deny or diminish the equal recognition of people with disability as persons before the law and their ability to exercise legal capacity. We are excited to be working on such

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ALRC InBrief | June 2013

Two new inquiries announced! Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today released draft terms of reference for the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to inquire into: Native Title law – Twenty Years and Beyond; and Legal Barriers for People with Disabilities Native Title – Twenty Years and Beyond From the Attorney-General’s media release: “The Native Title Act turns twenty

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Copyright enews | Issue 8 | Online discussion – what is fair?

Issue 8 | 24 June 2013.  View original format.Online discussion – what is fair?A key proposal in the Discussion Paper released on 5 June 2013 was the introduction of a broad, flexible exception for fair use of copyright material (see Chapter 4 – The Case for Fair Use in Australia). This would allow people to use

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Copyright enews | Issue 7 | Discussion Paper released!

Issue 7 | 5 June 2013.  View original format. It’s here! Discussion Paper now available The Copyright and the Digital Economy Discussion Paper is now available, marking the second phase of broad public consultation for this Inquiry. The Discussion Paper contains 42 questions and proposals regarding reform of the Copyright Act, including the introduction of a

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Copyright enews | Issue 6 | Save the date

Issue 6 | 24 April 2013.  View original format. Save the date–for Discussion Paper submissions This month the Copyright team is busy writing, preparing to release a Discussion Paper (DP)—the second consultation document for the Copyright and the Ditgital Ecomony inquiry. We expect to have the full DP up on the ALRC website by Tuesday 4 June,

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Copyright enews | Issue 5

Issue 5 | January 2013.  View original format. Submissions Happy new year to our copyright subscribers! At final count, the ALRC received 283 public submissions in response to the Issues Paper (released 20 August 2012), and each is published on the ALRC website. We are very grateful to stakeholders for their generosity and time in responding to

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ALRC Brief | December 2012

Message from the President Download or listen to audio >> See transcript. New Commissioners We are delighted to welcome two new part-time Commissioners, Federal Court Justice John Middleton and Justice Nye Perram, to the ALRC. The Federal Attorney-General, the Hon Nicola Roxon, announced the appointments on 12 December 2012. See ALRC media release >> Inquiry update

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