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Elder Abuse – enews – Issue 6

Reminder: Submissions due in 3 weeksThe ALRC is very appreciative of the input that we receive from our dedicated stakeholders and we want to remind you that submissions in response to the Discussion Paper, released on 12 December last year, are due by 27 February 2017. Feedback from the community on our proposals is crucial

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Indigenous Incarceration – enews – Issue 2

View original format >>Welcome to the InquiryToday the ALRC received final Terms of Reference (TOR) for an Inquiry into incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Draft TOR were released by the Attorney-General’s Department for public consultation at the end of 2016, and the final TOR reflect much of the feedback that was

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Elder Abuse – enews – Issue 5

Discussion Paper releasedThis morning we released the second consultation document for this Inquiry, a Discussion Paper, Elder Abuse (DP 83). The Discussion Paper includes 43 proposals for law reform. Key proposals have been made concerning powers of investigation for public advocates and public guardians; enduring powers of attorney and enduring guardianship; family agreements; banking; aged care; and

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Indigenous Incarceration – enews – Issue 1

Consultation opens for Indigenous Incarceration Inquiry Terms of ReferenceYesterday, the Turnbull Government released a consultation draft of terms of reference for the Australian Law Reform Commission inquiry into the incarceration rate of Indigenous Australians.The consultation draft is being released now to ensure all interested persons and groups, in particular those from Indigenous communities, can have

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Elder Abuse Inquiry | enews | Issue 3

Elder Abuse and the Law – Webinar On 14 July 2016, Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, President of the Australian Law Reform Commission, will be guest speaker for the Elder Abuse Prevention Unit. She will be discussing the ALRC’s Elder Abuse Inquiry and what this means for service providers. The webinar will also provide an opportunity for service

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Elder Abuse Inquiry | enews | Issue 1

Welcome to the InquiryThe ALRC has received Terms of Reference for an Inquiry into Elder Abuse. The Attorney-General announced the new Inquiry at the National Elder Abuse Conference in Melbourne on 23 February 2016.See Terms of ReferenceSee A-G’s Media ReleaseSee A-G’s speech to the National Elder Abuse Conference 2016The Inquiry will build on the ALRC’s work concerning respect

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Freedoms Inquiry | enews | Issue 6 | National Freedoms Symposia

National Freedoms SymposiaThe ALRC is pleased to announce a national series of discussions around the ALRC Freedoms Inquiry, to be held in Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney, Perth and Melbourne. Each event will focus on a different aspect of the Freedoms Inquiry with invited guests who will give short presentations on particular issues. These events are free but RSVP

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Freedoms Inquiry | enews | Issue 5 | Interim Report

Interim reportThe Interim Report for this Inquiry, Traditional Rights and Freedoms—Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws (ALRC Interim Report 127), is now available.This is the second consultation document for this inquiry, in which the ALRC has been asked to review Commonwealth laws that encroach on traditional rights, freedoms and privileges such as freedom of speech, religion, movement and association; and other

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Native Title enews – Issue 8 – June 2015

Final Report available!We are pleased to announce the release of the Final Report for this Inquiry Connection to Country: Review of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) (ALRC Report 126). The Report was tabled in Parliament today and is now available to the public.The Report is available in HTML, PDF, and as an ebook.See media release >>See

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Freedoms Inquiry enews | Issue 4 | Issues Paper

Issues Paper availableThe Issues Paper for this Inquiry, Traditional Rights and Freedoms—Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws (IP46), is now available.IP46 provides a brief explanation of each of the rights, freedoms and privileges listed in the Terms of Reference, their origin and rationale, and how they are protected from statutory encroachment. For each one the ALRC asks the question:  What

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