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Addiction requires compassion
Addiction requires compassion

 Carolyn Ford 07 Aug 2018

Victoria’s judges have been urged to show compassion when dealing with addicted accused by a leading Canadian physician and author visiting Melbourne...

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Vulnerable children need advocates
Vulnerable children need advocates

 Leah Tolley 01 Aug 2018

Don’t let the funding stop for specialist Aboriginal Children’s Legal Service Balit Ngulu...

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Family law judgments
Family law judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright and Craig Nicol 01 Aug 2018

In Harris & Dewell and Anor [2018] FamCAFC 94 (25 May 2018) the Full Court (Strickland, Murphy & Johnston JJ) dismissed an appeal against Rees J’s property settlement by the wife...

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Child sex abuse survivors may go empty-handed
Child sex abuse survivors may go empty-handed

 Karin Derkley 02 Jul 2018

Ending up with nothing is a possibility for survivors of child sexual abuse due to conditions of the national redress scheme...

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A pragmatic view
A pragmatic view

 Elena Tsalanidis 02 Jul 2018

The Victorian Court of Appeal recently considered whether someone can be a stepchild of their biological parent’s de facto partner...

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright and Craig Nicol 02 Jul 2018

Property: De facto thresholds – evidence that parties “presented as a couple” meaningless – bald denial without contrary evidence also inadequate...

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When parents lend to children
When parents lend to children

 Legal Practitioner's Liability Committee 02 Jul 2018

Last year, financial services comparison site Mozo reported that young home buyers in Australia have borrowed $65.3 billion from their families, making the bank of Mum and Dad the country’s fifth biggest lender...

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Seeking justice for Cambodia’s youth
Seeking justice for Cambodia’s youth

 Carolyn Ford 02 Jul 2018

Former Family Court Chief Justice Alastair Nicholson has not retired from the fight for children's rights...

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How you can contribute to animal law reform
How you can contribute to animal law reform

 LIV Young Lawyers 18 Jun 2018

Young lawyers can use their skills and knowledge to advocate for law reform and promote animal welfare. The LIV Animal Welfare Working Group does important work to push for changes to legislation...

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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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