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How to get exclusive support for your practice
How to get exclusive support for your practice

 LIV 07 Jun 2018

Lawyers strive to continuously succeed, take on new challenges and improve their practice every day. However, the amount of knowledge and experience available can be limiting...

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LIV advocacy
LIV advocacy

 Law Institute Journal 01 May 2018

The LIV, with the Criminal Law Executive Committee, wrote to Greens MP Sue Pennicuik. The LIV raised concerns in relation to the reduction of the availability...

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Sports and the new child safety laws
Sports and the new child safety laws

 Simon Merritt 03 Apr 2018

It is vitally important for sports bodies to be aware of the changes and the practical steps they can take to ensure compliance...

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Child safety a priority
Child safety a priority

 Belinda Wilson 03 Apr 2018

Local sporting bodies need education programs...

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright and Craig Nicol 03 Apr 2018

Property: Wife’s application filed electronically after 4.30pm accepted (despite FLR 24.05(2)) as filed before husband’s death hours later...

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Follow NT’s lead to raise criminal age
Follow NT’s lead to raise criminal age

 Karin Derkley 06 Mar 2018

State and territory government should stop trapping children in the "quicksand of the criminal justice system" by following the Northern Territory's commitment to raising the age of criminal responsibility...

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Gaining teeth
Gaining teeth

 Tessa Van Duyn 01 Mar 2018

A recent decision of the Supreme Court will ensure that the Victorian government and public authorities will comply with, and have regard to, human rights in their day to day business and when engaging with the community...

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Submissions
Submissions

 Law Institute Journal 01 Mar 2018

Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee Inquiry and Sentencing Guidelines Council for Victoria...

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Helping young people transition out of care
Helping young people transition out of care

 Karin Derkley 16 Feb 2018

Giving young people the support to transition into the community from out-of-home care will help reduce the future burden on social welfare and the justice system, the Law Institute of Victoria and youth justice services say...

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Adjusting for violence
Adjusting for violence

 Will Stidston and Elizabeth Mathews 01 Feb 2018

A recent decision has lowered some of the evidentiary barriers to obtain financial recompense for family violence in a family law matter...

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Commission of care
Commission of care

 Carolyn Ford 01 Feb 2018

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse brought innovative special measures to its five-year inquiry...

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright and Craig Nicol 01 Feb 2018

Financial agreements: In Thorne & Kennedy [2017] HCA 49 (8 November 2017) the High Court allowed with costs Ms Thorne’s appeal against a decision of the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia...

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Sexual abuse of children alleged at 4000 institutions: Royal Commission
Sexual abuse of children alleged at 4000 institutions: Royal Commission

 Carolyn Ford 08 Dec 2017

More than 4000 institutions where sexual abuse of children is alleged to have occurred have been identified by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse...

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright and Craig Nicol 01 Dec 2017

Robert Glade-Wright and Craig Nicol on recent Family Law judgments...

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VLA says anti-vax case a test of government power over children in care
VLA says anti-vax case a test of government power over children in care

 Karin Derkley 24 Nov 2017

Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) says a case that involves parents who don't want their children in temporary care to be immunised is an important test of how far the government can go in over-riding the authority of parents...

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