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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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Detention fails kids, Royal Commission finds
Detention fails kids, Royal Commission finds

 Karin Derkley 20 Nov 2017

Findings from the Northern Territory youth detention royal commission have implications right across the country, including Victoria where a new youth detention centre is currently in construction, say youth justice advocates...

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Kids court house cubby
Kids court house cubby

 Carolyn Ford 09 Nov 2017

Work has begun on a cubby house for kids at the Melbourne Children's Court...

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright and Craig Nicol 01 Nov 2017

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

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Being seen and heard
Being seen and heard

 Carolyn Ford 01 Nov 2017

The Children’s Court walls are filled with art by kids for kids. Miah’s predominantly pink self-portrait (in beanie hat, on roller-blades, holding a rabbit) makes it easy to forget, if momentarily, the charged atmosphere at the Children’s Court of Victoria where it hangs...

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Submission to the Education and Training Reform Regulations Review
Submission to the Education and Training Reform Regulations Review

 Administrative Law and Human Rights Section 18 Aug 2017

The Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee towards...

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Case Summary [Rankin & Rankin [2017] FamCAFC 29]
Case Summary [Rankin & Rankin [2017] FamCAFC 29]

 LIV Family Law Section 20 Jul 2017

There are two aspects of this Full Court’s decision that are worth highlighting, on balance, for practitioners. 1. That it is open to...

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Family law judgments
Family law judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright 01 Jul 2017

Enforcement order compelling husband to access his super to pay wife $350,000 set aside on appeal In Mackah & Mackah [2017] FamCAFC 62 (3 April 2017)...

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A joint open letter to the Attorney-General and Ministers Mikakos and Neville on youth justice reform
A joint open letter to the Attorney-General and Ministers Mikakos and Neville on youth justice reform

 LIV Media 07 Jun 2017

The LIV has co-signed a letter to the Victorian state government expressing deep concerns about the recent...

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Niche players
Niche players

 Karin Derkley 01 Jun 2017

To be a jack of all trades or a master of one? Becoming an expert in a niche area has paid off for these lawyers. These lawyers all focus on one area of law, and it's a strategy that's paying off...

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright 01 Jun 2017

Kennon – Wife’s evidence of family violence should not have been excluded for imprecision – Weight to be given to it was another matter...

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Swift, Certain and Fair approaches to sentencing family violence offenders
Swift, Certain and Fair approaches to sentencing family violence offenders

 Criminal Law Section 26 May 2017

The LIV welcomes the Sentencing Advisory Council's inquiry into the viability of a 'Swift, Certain and Fair' (SCF)...

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

 ALHR Section 17 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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