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Standing Committee on Economy and Infrastructure: RSPCA Inquiry
Standing Committee on Economy and Infrastructure: RSPCA Inquiry

 ALHR Section May 2017

The LIV welcomes the Standing Committee on Economy and Infrastructure's Inquiry into the RSPCA Victoria. The LIV notes that...

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Call for urgent response to Indigenous prison crisis
Call for urgent response to Indigenous prison crisis

 Fiona McLeod SC May 2017

We must recognise that many of the drivers of Aboriginal imprisonment stem from the Australian legal system itself. Although just 2.5 per cent of the Australian population identify as Indigenous...

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Supreme Court Judgments
Supreme Court Judgments

 Professor Greg Reinhardt May 2017

Ward (a Pseudonym) v The Queen [2017] VSCA 37 (unreported, 3 March 2017, No S APCR 2015 0237, Maxwell P, Redlich and Whelan JJA)...

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‘National tragedy’ in focus
‘National tragedy’ in focus

 Marie-Claire Muir May 2017

Laws and legal frameworks will be examined in the ALRC inquiry into the increasing incarceration rate of Indigenous Australians. On 10 February 2017 the Australian Law Reform...

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April LIJ flipbook
April LIJ flipbook

 Law Institute Journal Apr 2017

Welcome to the April LIJ flipbook. You can turn pages electronically, magnify type and click through to editorial content, LIV goods and services and upcoming events and advertising...

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Similarities and differences
Similarities and differences

 Anna Parker and Suzanne Bettink Apr 2017

Families are often involved in both the Children’s Court and the Family Law Courts. practitioners should be aware of the main differences in the laws and processes of the two jurisdictions...

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Diminishing powers
Diminishing powers

 Fleur Ward Apr 2017

The Children’s Court of Victoria is an important socio-legal institution and the legislative framework underpinning it must empower the Court to determine independently and fully...

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Parents lacking capacity
Parents lacking capacity

 Siobhan Mansfield Apr 2017

There is a need for legislative clarity regarding the role and impact of litigation guardians. Vu entered a Thai refugee centre as a child. While there, she was violently raped and became...

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Easing the pain
Easing the pain

 Emma Litleton Apr 2017

In April 2016, the Victorian parliament passed the Access to Medicinal Cannabis Act. The legislation will have an impact on seriously ill children and eventually the wider community...

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Restorative justice in the Children's Court
Restorative justice in the Children's Court

 Francis Zemljak Apr 2017

Applying restorative justice in child protection proceedings provides vulnerable families with the opportunity to achieve positive change...

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Trouble in 'juvie'
Trouble in 'juvie'

 Karin Derkley Apr 2017

Overcrowding, understaffing and a punitive culture are fuelling unrest at Victoria's youth detention centres. Victoria's troubled teens are being locked up in isolation for up to 23 hours...

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Family Law Judgments
Family Law Judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright Apr 2017

In Welch & Abney [2016] FamCAFC 271 (22 December 2016) the Full Court (Murphy, Aldridge & Kent JJ) allowed the wife’s appeal against Austin J’s treatment of her non-commutable...

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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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