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Help needed for asylum seeker applications
Help needed for asylum seeker applications

 LIV Media May 2017

The LIV is calling for assistance from the legal community to help deal with asylum seeker applications following the recent...

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Swift, Certain and Fair approaches to sentencing family violence offenders
Swift, Certain and Fair approaches to sentencing family violence offenders

 Criminal Law Section May 2017

The LIV welcomes the Sentencing Advisory Council's inquiry into the viability of a 'Swift, Certain and Fair' (SCF)...

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Victoria Police Restorative Engagement and Redress Scheme
Victoria Police Restorative Engagement and Redress Scheme

 Criminal Law Section May 2017

The LIV welcomes the Department of Justice and Regulation's inquiry into the merit and form of a restorative engagement...

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Access to Justice measures will help vulnerable Victorians
Access to Justice measures will help vulnerable Victorians

 LIV Media May 2017

The LIV today welcomed the state government’s response to the Access to Justice Review which has embraced most of the...

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Careers in Law: Anna Lyons
Careers in Law: Anna Lyons

 LIV Young Lawyers May 2017

Anna Lyons is the Manager of Advice at Justice Connect. She shares her experiences working in the community legal sector…

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Law Week: Q&A with Victoria Law Foundation's Joh Kirby
Law Week: Q&A with Victoria Law Foundation's Joh Kirby

 Belinda Wilson May 2017

LIV president Belinda Wilson caught up with Victoria Law Foundation executive director Joh Kirby to talk all things Law Week...

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Changes to Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding
Changes to Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding

 Property and Environmental Law Section May 2017

On 9 May 2017, the Government announced proposed changes to the Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding (FRCGW) rate...

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Changes to Powers of Attorney in Victoria
Changes to Powers of Attorney in Victoria

 Rebecca Park, Elder Law Section May 2017

On 1 May 2017 the Powers of Attorney Amendment Act 2016 (Vic) (‘the Amending Act’) came into force to amend the Powers of Attorney Act 2014 (Vic) (‘the POA Act’).

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LIV welcomes budget measures to reduce family violence
LIV welcomes budget measures to reduce family violence

 LIV Media May 2017

The Law Institute of Victoria today welcomed the measures outlined by the Victorian Government in the State Budget to tackle family violence and improve court infrastructure and services...

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It’s appealing
It’s appealing

 Katie Miller and Brittany Myers May 2017

Metricon Homes v Softley & Softley sets out two tests for applications for leave to appeal VCAT decisions to the Supreme Court which have practical implications for practitioners.

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CLC cuts to hit legal services
CLC cuts to hit legal services

 Law Institute Journal May 2017

Federal funding cuts to community legal centres (CLCs) are threatening severe reductions to services and even the closure of some centres. The federal government is not renewing a four-year...

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Chief Justice Marilyn Warren resigns
Chief Justice Marilyn Warren resigns

 Law Institute Journal May 2017

The LIV has paid tribute to Supreme Court Chief Justice Marilyn Warren who announced her decision to resign in October. Chief Justice Warren was appointed Chief Justice in September 2003...

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LIV judicial mentoring is back
LIV judicial mentoring is back

 Law Institute Journal May 2017

The LIV judicial mentoring program is back by popular demand. Judges, magistrates and registrars from the Supreme, County, Family and Magistrates’ Courts have made themselves...

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Family Court Chief Justice to retire
Family Court Chief Justice to retire

 Law Institute Journal May 2017

Family Court Chief Justice Diana Bryant will retire in October after 13 years in the position. Chief Justice Bryant was the second woman to head a federal jurisdiction after the Hon Elizabeth Evatt...

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Forum focuses on youth justice
Forum focuses on youth justice

 Law Institute Journal May 2017

Youth prisons should be closed down and young people who need to be in custody should go into small residential facilities close to their homes, a US youth justice expert told the...

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