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Litigation Funding Inquiry – Enews Issue 1 – Welcome to the Inquiry

Welcome to the InquiryOn 11 December the Attorney-General provided Terms of Reference to the ALRC for an Inquiry into class actions and third party litigation funders.The aim of the inquiry is to ensure that the costs of class actions are ‘appropriate and proportionate and that the interests of plaintiffs and class members are protected’. The

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ALRC InBrief | January 2018

The ALRC Brief covers general news from the Commission, including updates on current inquiries, implementation of past reports, job vacancies and the ALRC intern program. The ALRC Brief is emailed to subscribers three to four times a year. Subscribe to the ALRC Brief A message from incoming ALRC President, the Hon. Justice S C Derrington I am both honoured and privileged to

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Family Law System | Enews Issue 2 | Tell us your story

View in original format.Tell us your story about the family law systemAs soon as the Review of the Family Law System was announced, the ALRC started receiving calls and emails from people keen to share their experiences of the family law system with us, in the hope their stories will illuminate some of the problems

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Family Law System | Enews Issue 1 | Welcome to the Review

View in original format.Welcome to the Review – from the Leading CommissionerWelcome to the first e-news for the Review of the Family Law System.It is a great privilege to have been asked to lead this Review, the first comprehensive review of Australia’s modern family law system since its commencement in January 1976. Although the system

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ALRC InBrief | August 2017

Acting President announced On 28 July 2017 Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, announced the appointment of Mr Robert Cornall AO as the Acting President of the Australian Law Reform Commission. Mr Cornall has been appointed for a period of three months, commencing 30 July 2017, while a recruitment process will be undertaken to

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Elder Abuse – enews – Issue 7

The Report has been delivered!We are very happy to announce that yesterday afternoon the ALRC delivered its Report, Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response, to the Attorney-General, meeting the schedule in the Terms of Reference.The Report represents the culmination of research and consultation over a 15-month period. We received more than 450 submissions in response to two consultation documents

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ALRC Brief | April 2017

Inquiry update Incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Following public consultation on the Draft Terms of Reference, the Attorney-General delivered final Terms of Reference to the ALRC on 10 February 2017. The Terms of Reference (TOR) request that the ALRC examine the laws, legal frameworks and legal institutions, including the police, courts, legal assistance

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Indigenous Incarceration enews | Issue 3 | Meet the Commissioner

Meet the CommissionerHis Honour Judge Matthew Myers AM, newly minted ALRC Commissioner appointed to lead the Inquiry into incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, speaks about his journey in the law, and his perspective on this Inquiry.Listen to audio or read transcript >> See bio >>Upcoming consultationsConsultation is always key to the ALRC inquiry process, and

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Indigenous Incarceration enews | Issue 2 | Welcome to the Inquiry

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 received.

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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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