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07.12.2016

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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14.11.2016

ALRC Brief | November 2016

Inquiry update New Inquiry announced – Indigenous Incarceration On 27 October 2016, the Attorney-General announced a new ALRC inquiry into the incarceration rate of Indigenous Australians. The Terms of Reference will be subject to consultation (managed by the Attorney-General’s Department). The ALRC does not expect to receive final Terms of Reference until February next year. Once

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08.07.2016

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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07.04.2016

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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22.03.2016

ALRC Brief | March 2016

Inquiry update Launch of the Freedoms final report The Final Report for the Freedoms Inquiry, Traditional Rights and Freedoms—Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws (ALRC 129), was tabled and launched by the Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, on 2 March 2016, at Parliament House in Canberra. See Final Report>> See Summary Report>> See Media Release>> See Launch speeches>> New Inquiry –

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24.02.2016

ALRC Brief | February 2016

New Inquiry announced – Elder abuse The Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC has announced a new Inquiry for the ALRC on Protecting the Rights of Older Australians from Abuse. The Attorney described elder abuse as ‘a symptom of attitudes which fail to respect and recognise the rights of older Australians to make decisions,

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10.12.2015

ALRC Brief | December 2015

Message from the President It’s been another exciting and busy year at the ALRC. Mid year saw the tabling of Connection to Country: Review of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), the final report for the Native Title Inquiry led by Professor Lee Godden of the University of Melbourne, with an official launch on 29 June 2015. In

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25.10.2015

ALRC Brief | October 2015

ALRC President reappointed for a further 3-year term The Government announced that Professor Rosalind Croucher AM has been reappointed as ALRC President for a further 3 year term—to December 2018. Prof Croucher is currently leading the ALRC’s Freedoms Inquiry. See media release >> ALRC launches online timeline to celebrate 40 years of law reform The ALRC has

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31.08.2015

ALRC Brief | August 2015

Appointment of part-time Commissioner,  Emeritus Professor Suri Ratnapala On 21 July, the Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC appointed Emeritus Professor Anura Surindra (Suri) Ratnapala as a part-time Commissioner until the conclusion of the Freedoms Inquiry. Professor Ratnapala is Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Queensland and a current Fellow of the Australian

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31.08.2015

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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