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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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Victoria Police Restorative Engagement and Redress Scheme
Victoria Police Restorative Engagement and Redress Scheme

 Criminal Law Section May 2017

The LIV welcomes the Department of Justice and Regulation's inquiry into the merit and form of a restorative engagement...

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Time to remove stigma of old minor offences records – LIV
Time to remove stigma of old minor offences records – LIV

 LIV Media May 2017

The Law Institute of Victoria is urging the state government to consider legislation for a spent convictions scheme in Victoria...

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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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Letter to 3AW responding to comments by John Silvester
Letter to 3AW responding to comments by John Silvester

 LIV Media May 2017

The LIV has written a letter condemning comments made by a leading Melbourne journalist on the 3AW breakfast program on...

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It’s appealing
It’s appealing

 Katie Miller and Brittany Myers May 2017

Metricon Homes v Softley & Softley sets out two tests for applications for leave to appeal VCAT decisions to the Supreme Court which have practical implications for practitioners.

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Federal Court Judgments
Federal Court Judgments

 Dan Star SC May 2017

Whether s33 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 (Cth) authorised revocation of administrative decision – whether the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 (Cth) evinced a contrary...

 

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Tackling revenge porn
Tackling revenge porn

 Emily Scott Apr 2017

Due to the rapid increase in image sharing platforms, advances in technology and globalisation, revenge porn has become an unfortunate buzzword in recent years.

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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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Practice notes
Practice notes

 Law Institute Journal Apr 2017

The filing of a Notice of Risk is mandatory with any initiating application or response seeking parenting orders in the FCC. It is the prescribed form used for allegations of child abuse and family violence...

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Practice notes with byte
Practice notes with byte

 Julian Lambert Apr 2017

New court guidelines encourage speed and efficiency in civil proceedings. The Supreme Court of Victoria and Federal Court of Australia have recently updated their technology in civil proceedings...

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Review of Victoria's Bail System
Review of Victoria's Bail System

 Criminal Law Section Mar 2017

The LIV's Review of Victoria's Bail System submission was prepared in response to the Victorian Government's decision to review Victoria's Bail System.

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On the frontline
On the frontline

 Belinda Wilson Mar 2017

We call on our leaders in law for help in educating the public. Within the first two months of this year we have seen a public assault on some of the most...

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