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Disability enews | Issue 3 | Issues Paper released!

Issue 3 | 15 November 2013.  View original format.MilestonesThis enews marks the first major milestone of this Inquiry, the release of our Issues Paper! It’s a week or two later than we flagged in our “save the date” enews – but the extra time has been well spent. Graeme Innes, myself and the team have

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Invasions of Privacy enews | Issue 3 | Submissions due Monday!

Issue 3 | 6 November 2013.  View original format.Reminder: Submissions due Monday!The submission period has flown by! We want to remind you that submissions are due on 11 November.During this time we’ve been carrying out consultations with a range of government organisations, media outlets, social media companies, NGOs and special interest groups in Melbourne, Canberra

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Invasions of Privacy enews | Issue 2 | Issues Paper released!

Issue 2 | 8 October 2013.  View original format.Issues Paper released!We are happy to announce the release of the Issues Paper for this Inquiry, Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (IP 43).IP 43 is the first formal publication of this Inquiry, intended to help frame discussion and encourage public consultation at an early stage. The Issues Paper

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Native Title Inquiry | Issue 1 | Welcome to the Inquiry

Issue 1 | 3 October 2013.  View original format.In August 2013, the ALRC received a reference for an inquiry into Commonwealth native title laws and legal frameworks. It is an honour to lead the review of the Native Title Act 1993, ably supported by the team at the ALRC. My appointment is a chance to further develop ideas

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Disability enews | Issue 2 | Save the Date!

Issue 2 | 26 September 2013.  View original format. What we’ve been up to Since our last e-news the team have been busy with research and consultations. We have met with a range of stakeholders in Sydney and Melbourne, and have spoken with others across Australia by telephone. In October and November the team travel to

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Invasions of Privacy enews | Issue 1 | Welcome to the Inquiry

Issue 1 | 3 September 2013.  View original format.Welcome to the InquiryWelcome to the first enewsletter for the Invasions of Privacy Inquiry.I am very honoured to have been asked to lead the Inquiry into how the law should redress serious invasions of privacy in the digital age.  It is an enormous challenge but we are fortunate

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ALRC InBrief | August 2013

View original e-newsletter format >> New Inquiry – Serious invasions of privacy in the digital era Shortly after the last Brief was sent out at the beginning of June, the Attorney-General formally referred to the ALRC an Inquiry into Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era. The Terms of Reference ask the ALRC to consider both prevention

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Disability enews | Issue 1 | Welcome to the Inquiry

Issue 1 | 24 July 2013.  View original format.Welcome to the InquiryWelcome to the first e-newsletter for our Inquiry into whether Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks deny or diminish the equal recognition of people with disability as persons before the law and their ability to exercise legal capacity. We are excited to be working on such

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ALRC InBrief | June 2013

Two new inquiries announced! Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC today released draft terms of reference for the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to inquire into: Native Title law – Twenty Years and Beyond; and Legal Barriers for People with Disabilities Native Title – Twenty Years and Beyond From the Attorney-General’s media release: “The Native Title Act turns twenty

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Copyright enews | Issue 8 | Online discussion – what is fair?

Issue 8 | 24 June 2013.  View original format.Online discussion – what is fair?A key proposal in the Discussion Paper released on 5 June 2013 was the introduction of a broad, flexible exception for fair use of copyright material (see Chapter 4 – The Case for Fair Use in Australia). This would allow people to use

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