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According to law
According to law

 Judge Amanda Chambers Mar 2017

This is an address by Judge Amanda Chambers, president of the Children’s Court of Victoria, who was guest speaker at the Community Opening of the Legal Year at the...

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Family Law Judgments
Family Law Judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright Mar 2017

In Chancellor & McCoy [2016] FamCAFC 256 (2 December 2016) the Full Court (Bryant CJ, Thackray & Strickland JJ) dismissed with costs Ms Chancellor’s appeal against...

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Family Law Judgments
Family Law Judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright Feb 2017

In Parke & The Estate of the Late A Parke [2016] FamCAFC 248 (24 November 2016) the husband appealed the setting aside of a financial agreement by Judge Howard...

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Wrongs Amendment (Organisational Child Abuse) Bill 2016
Wrongs Amendment (Organisational Child Abuse) Bill 2016

 LIV Submissions Dec 2016

The LIV provided a short submission on this Bill to various members of Parliament. Some key points raised... 

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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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Family Law Judgments
Family Law Judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright Dec 2016

In Kennedy & Thorne [2016] FamCAFC 189 (26 September 2016) the Full Court (Strickland, Aldridge & Cronin JJ) allowed an appeal by the husband’s estate against Judge Demack’s decision to set aside...

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CCYP Permanency Amendments Inquiry
CCYP Permanency Amendments Inquiry

 Clara Bradley Nov 2016

The LIV made a submission to the Victorian Commission for Children and Young People Inquiry into the implementation of amendments...

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Transforming lives
Transforming lives

 Adele Katzew Nov 2016

Access to treatment has improved for children who suffer from gender dysphoria, but there are still some unnecessary hurdles. Many children who identify as transgender experience gender dysphoria...

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Family Law Judgments
Family Law Judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright Nov 2016

Children: Artificial conception – Egg donor held to be a parent. In Clarence & Crisp [2016] FamCAFC 157 (18 August 2016) the Full Court (Thackray, Ainslie-Wallace & Aldridge JJ) dismissed with costs the birth mother’s...

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Reforming adoption laws
Reforming adoption laws

 VLRC Nov 2016

The VLRC has been asked to consider whether the Adoption Act operates harmoniously with other legislation. The Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC) is reviewing the Adoption Act 1984 in order to bring it up to date with...

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Child protection reforms bring abuse risk
Child protection reforms bring abuse risk

 Law Institute Journal Nov 2016

Changes to child protection laws have taken Victoria back to an outdated and discredited model of child welfare that risks repeating the abuse of children in out-of-home care that was rife in the 1960s, the LIV has argued...

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Animal welfare working group launched
Animal welfare working group launched

 Law Institute Journal Nov 2016

Lawyers need to be better educated about animal welfare so they can bring the issue of animal abuse to the courts, barrister Carmel Morfuni told a meeting to officially launch the LIV’s Animal Welfare Working Group (AWWG)...

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Child protection changes under review
Child protection changes under review

 Law Institute Journal Oct 2016

Unsuitable placement of Aboriginal children, unrealistic time frames for parents to achieve family reunification, prevalence of litigants with neurodisabilities and little recognition of children’s rights...

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New benchbook on family violence
New benchbook on family violence

 Law Institute Journal Oct 2016

The first stage of a new online bench book for judicial officers dealing with domestic and family violence related cases has been published. Federal Attorney-General Senator George Brandis welcomed the release in August...

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