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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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ALRC InBrief | December 2016

Message from the President To all ALRC friends and colleagues, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your generous support of our work this year, and for the contributions you have made to the ALRC’s inquiries. The ALRC is fortunate indeed to have so many engaged and committed colleagues who are prepared

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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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ALRC InBrief | 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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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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ALRC InBrief | 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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ALRC InBrief | 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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ALRC InBrief | 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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