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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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Cross-examination – art or science?
Cross-examination – art or science?

 Melissa Lirosi Feb 2017

If you’ve ever studied criminal law or attempted to hone your skills in cross-examination you will most likely have pondered the question of whether effective cross-examination is an art or a science...

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Therapeutic justice the solution, not the cause of criminal activity
Therapeutic justice the solution, not the cause of criminal activity

 LIV Media Feb 2017

The LIV is concerned about recent media commentary that suggests a therapeutic approach by magistrates and the judiciary is to blame for...

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Unsolicited
Unsolicited

 Law Institute Journal Feb 2017

An unintended precedent? Shearman v Owners Corporation No 1 417405Y [2016] (Shearman) VSC 551 (21 September 2016) held that VCAT had jurisdiction to determine a matter...

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Federal Court Changes
Federal Court Changes

 Liz Harris Feb 2017

The Court has taken a significant step to limit matters requiring the preparation of the bill of costs by indicating a preference for making a lump sum cost order...

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Report shows criminal justice system more punitive
Report shows criminal justice system more punitive

 Law Institute of Victoria Feb 2017

Jesuit Social Services inaugural States of Justice Report shows that numbers of offenders have remained relatively steady...

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Practice Notes
Practice Notes

 Law Institute Journal Feb 2017

The Federal Court (Criminal Proceedings) Rules 2016 (the Comprehensive Rules) came into effect on 10 November 2016. These rules apply to indictable criminal proceedings and...

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Family Law Judgments
Family Law Judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright Feb 2017

In Parke & The Estate of the Late A Parke [2016] FamCAFC 248 (24 November 2016) the husband appealed the setting aside of a financial agreement by Judge Howard...

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Supreme Court Judgments
Supreme Court Judgments

 Professor Greg Reinhardt Feb 2017

Stevens v Spotless Management Services Pty Ltd [2016] VSCA 299 (unreported, 30 November 2016, S APCI 2016 0016, Kyrou and McLeish JJA and Elliott AJA)...

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Wrongs Amendment (Organisational Child Abuse) Bill 2016
Wrongs Amendment (Organisational Child Abuse) Bill 2016

 LIV Submissions Dec 2016

The LIV provided a short submission on this Bill to various members of Parliament. Some key points raised... 

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Temporary Visa for Parents Discussion Paper – LIV supplementary Submission
Temporary Visa for Parents Discussion Paper – LIV supplementary Submission

 ALHR Section Dec 2016

The LIV’s supplementary submission to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s Discussion Paper...

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LIV Practice Management Advisory Group
LIV Practice Management Advisory Group

 Anna Alexander, Member Support Dec 2016

Practice management involves resources, information, education, decisions and actions to enable the provision of professional services...

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Operation public confidence
Operation public confidence

 Carolyn Ford Dec 2016

After a damning report in 2013 that resulted in a forensic overhaul, the Adult Parole Board is determined to restore faith in the system. APB chair Peter Couzens has a big job ahead of him...

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In_print
In_print

 Law Institute Journal Dec 2016

This month’s books cover crime fiction, true crime, Tom Hughes QC, and adjudication on the goldfields. Busted by Keith Moor: The inside story of the world’s biggest ecstasy haul and how the Australian Calabrian...

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