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

 ALHR Section 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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LIV calls on the federal government to let them stay
LIV calls on the federal government to let them stay

 Kerry O'Shea Feb 2016

The Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) calls on the Federal Government to abide by its international obligations not to remove asylum seekers affected by a High...

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Tea parties, poetry and new partnerships: Prepare for the future by learning from the past

Oct 2013

There’s nothing like visiting the United States in the middle of a government shutdown to make you appreciate Australia.  But, as anyone who has been lucky enough to visit New England in the fall will know, the spectacular change of season there was stunning enough for it not to matter (well, not too much). 

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Compassion lost at sea

Jul 2013

My mother was just four when she boarded a ship bound for Australia. She was a Jewish girl born in Paris after her parents fled Poland, in the midst of a Europe still grappling with the aftermath of the Holocaust and World War II.

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LIV Concerned about Asylum Seekers Mental Health

Jun 2011

LIV Concerned about asylum seekers mental health

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