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Barriers to be removed for much-needed migration lawyers
Barriers to be removed for much-needed migration lawyers

 Karin Derkley 02 Nov 2017

A change to the regulatory regime governing migration lawyers will bring down barriers for pro bono lawyers who want to help asylum seekers apply for refugee status as well as those wanting to work in migration law generally...

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Desperate on Nauru
Desperate on Nauru

 Alessandra Di Natale and Sylvie Alston 01 Nov 2017

Right now on Nauru a group of vulnerable asylum seekers are in desperate need of legal help. These traumatised people escaped war and oppression, and there is no legal help available on Nauru...

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LIV backs lawyers providing legal assistance to asylum seekers
LIV backs lawyers providing legal assistance to asylum seekers

 LIV Media 29 Aug 2017

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s labelling of lawyers as “un-Australian” for working to provide pro-bono legal assistance to asylum seekers is inappropriate and disappointing...

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

 LIV Media 26 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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Seeking refuge in Geelong: A community supporting local asylum seekers
Seeking refuge in Geelong: A community supporting local asylum seekers

 LIV Young Lawyers 28 Feb 2017

Asylum seekers applying for a protection visa from the Australian government face an arduous application process...

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Temporary Visa for Parents Discussion Paper – LIV supplementary Submission
Temporary Visa for Parents Discussion Paper – LIV supplementary Submission

 ALHR Section 19 Dec 2016

The LIV’s supplementary submission to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s Discussion Paper...

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Legacy Caseload factsheet: Getting help with your visa application
Legacy Caseload factsheet: Getting help with your visa application

 LIV Media 19 Jul 2016

The Legacy Caseload factsheet provides information for asylum seekers who arrived in Australia by boat between 13 August 2012 and 31 August 2013...

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LIV calls for refugee movement
LIV calls for refugee movement

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jun 2016

The LIV is saddened by the death of a refugee man on Nauru in April from self-immolation. Iranian refugee Omid Masoumali, 23, died during a monitoring mission by the UNHCR to the island where he had been held...

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Calling on lawyers to speak out
Calling on lawyers to speak out

 Sarah Ferguson 01 Jun 2016

For decades, collaborations between journalism and lawyers and legal services have produced some of the best programs ever made on the ABC. As governments, bureaucracies and corporations...

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Letters to the editor
Letters to the editor

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jun 2016

Financial advice “reforms” seem to follow a similar path to the “truth in lending” aspects of consumer credit “reforms”. John Tesarsch in the May LIJ cover story...

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Asylum seeker legal assistance funding is vital to access to justice
Asylum seeker legal assistance funding is vital to access to justice

 Kerry O'Shea 19 Apr 2016

The Law Institute of Victoria welcomes the state government’s initiative to help improve legal assistance for asylum seekers, which will go some...

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Detention: Letter to PM
Detention: Letter to PM

 Carolyn Ford 01 Apr 2016

Lawyers have accused the government of warehousing asylum seekers and obstructing justice. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been sent an open letter from the Victorian legal profession with a clear message – end offshore... 

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Access to justice review
Access to justice review

 Keren Murray 02 Mar 2016

The LIV has long advocated for reforms to the Victorian justice system to...

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Open letter from members of the legal profession on offshore detention
Open letter from members of the legal profession on offshore detention

 Josephine Polak 24 Feb 2016

This joint letter, representative bodies, legal associations and jurists, calls for the 267 asylum seekers at the centre of the recent unsuccessful...

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Open letter to Prime Minister to end offshore detention
Open letter to Prime Minister to end offshore detention

 Kerry O'Shea 23 Feb 2016

The Law Institute of Victoria will host a launch of a letter from members calling on the government to end offshore processing...

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