Vacancies on Outside Bodies

Expressions of Interest: Appointment to the Firearms Appeals Committee

The Firearms appeals Committee is an independent statutory appeals body established under section 154(1) of the firearms Act 1996. The function of the Committee is to review firearm licensing decisions of the Chief Commissioner of the Victoria Police (the Chief Commissioner) in the circumstances in which a right to review is given to any person by or under the Act.

More information can be found here.

The LIV’s general criteria when assessing nominations for external bodies can be found here. If you would like to nominate for this position, please send your expression of interest and a copy of your current CV to by COB 11 October 2017.

Criteria for Filling Vacancies on Outside Bodies

General Criteria

Candidates for all positions on Outside Bodies will be judged on the following general criteria:

(a) Membership of the Law Institute of Victoria will almost always be a pre-requisite.

(b) A track record of involvement in legal affairs other than day to day practice. Most probably this will be shown through an involvement with and advancement of the Law Institute of Victoria and/or its committees.

(c) The need to achieve a balanced representation across all LIV nominations with particular regard to such matters as gender and age.

(d) The need to share appointments equitably amongst the membership.

Specific Criteria

(a) Where the position calls for particular expertise or qualifications, the ability of the candidate to satisfy those conditions.

(b) Where the appointment is to a body or committee, particular gaps on the committee, which it would be desirable to fill having particular regard to matters such as gender and age.

(c) In cases where the appointment is as a nominee or representative of the Institute, the preparedness of the candidate to advance any relevant LIV policy.

(d) Apparent ability to provide the required commitment.


To the extent practicable in particular circumstances, vacancies to be filled should be advertised widely amongst the membership. A statement of criteria for the particular position should be developed and interested candidates invited to obtain a copy of the criteria to be addressed in their application.

Consultation should include appropriate Section and Committee chairs who should have an on-going responsibility for maintaining communication with representatives related to their committee/section where relevant.