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21.08.2014

Freedoms enews | Issue 2

Issue 2 | 21 August 2014 View original formatReview of Commonwealth Laws for Consistency with Traditional Rights, Freedoms and PrivilegesWith the start of this Inquiry—‘the Freedoms Inquiry’—the ALRC has two substantial tasks ahead of it. The first is to identify Commonwealth laws that encroach on traditional rights, freedoms and privileges. The second is to determine whether these

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30.06.2014

Native Title – Issue 5 – June 2014

Issue 5 | 30 June 2014. View original formatThank you!We’d like to thank all the individuals and organisations who made submissions in response to the Issues Paper. They represent a valuable contribution to this Inquiry and will help us further develop our thinking as we work towards a Discussion Paper.  We received over 35 submissions, and these are available for

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23.05.2014

Freedoms enews | Issue 1 | Terms of Reference

Issue 1, 23 May 2013 Terms of Reference received Welcome to the first enews for the Review of Commonwealth Laws for Consistency with Traditional Rights, Freedoms and Privileges—we’ll be referring to it as the ‘Freedoms Inquiry’. Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC,announced this Inquiry in December 2013 and released draft Terms of Reference at that time.

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22.05.2014

Disability enews | Issue 8 | Discussion Paper released!

Issue 8 | 22 May 2014. View original format.Discussion Paper released!We are pleased to announce the release of the Discussion Paper for this Inquiry, Equality, Capacity and Disability in Commonwealth Laws (DP 81). The Discussion Paper provides a detailed account of ALRC research so far, and includes more than 50 proposals and a number of questions for people to consider and provide feedback on.The Discussion Paper

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07.05.2014

Native Title Inquiry | Issue 4

Issue 4 | 07 May 2014. View original format.Submissions due in 1 week!We’d like to remind everyone that submissions in response to the Native Title Issues Paper are due next week. We are keen to get as much input as possible, so please use the online form or email your submission (in Word format) to us by Wednesday 14 May.See Issues Paper >>Online

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06.05.2014

Disability enews | Issue 7

Issue 7 | 6 May 2014.  View original format. Save the date! We’ve been a bit quiet recently. That’s because we’ve had our heads down reading submissions, reviewing our research and consultation notes, and writing the Discussion Paper. In a couple of weeks it will be ready for release, and at that point we’ll be calling

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29.04.2014

Invasions of Privacy enews | Issue 5 | Subs due soon!

Issue 4 | 31 March 2014.  View original format.Less than 2 weeks till submissions close!Do you have views on how Australian privacy laws should be formulated? The ALRC has been asked to design a right to sue for invasion of privacy, and welcomes your views on a range of proposals and questions. When should public interest

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31.03.2014

Invasions of Privacy enews | Issue 4 | Discussion Paper released!

Issue 4 | 31 March 2014.  View original format.Discussion Paper released!We are pleased to announce the release of the Discussion Paper for this Inquiry, Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (DP 80).  The Discussion Paper provides a detailed account of ALRC research so far, and includes 48 proposals and a number of questions for people to consider and provide

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26.03.2014

ALRC Brief | March 2014

From the President’s Desk The last few months have probably been some of the busiest since I joined the ALRC. We are currently working on three inquiries and, as I write, we have the Native Title team consulting in Brisbane and heading off to Perth next week, the Privacy team putting the finishing touches to

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19.03.2014

Native Title Inquiry | Issue 3 | Issues Paper released!

Issue 3 | 20 March 2014. View original format.Issues Paper availableThe Issues Paper for this Inquiry, Review of the Native Title Act 1993 (IP 45), is now available.In this Review the ALRC has been asked to consider what, if any, changes could be made to improve the operation of Commonwealth native title laws and legal frameworks concentrating on

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