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

 LIV Family Law Section 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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