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Proposed changes to local laws aiming to reduce the number of homeless people in the CBD will result in more vulnerable people...
Discrimination Human Rights
Tess McEvoy is legal counsel and program coordinator at the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) in Geneva and New York. She spoke to the LIV Young Lawyers about her career...
Advocacy Human Rights
Yesterday, we celebrated International Women’s Day – a day to call all of us, irrespective of gender, age or...
Diversity Women's Rights
Prominent cultural diversity commentator Tasneem Chopra is the keynote speaker at the Dame Roma Mitchell Memorial Lunch...
Diversity Leadership Networking Women's Rights
Law Institute Journal
The Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) has the power to investigate police misconduct complaints but refers roughly 90 per cent to Victoria Police...
In Simic v New South Wales Land and Housing Corporation  HCA 47 (7 December 2016) the Corporation required certain undertakings to be provided and Simic...
Work on LGBTI issues reflects DLA Piper’s own practices on diversity and inclusion. DLA Piper has, for many years, provided pro bono assistance to organisations and individuals...
Diversity Human Rights Voluntary Associations/Pro Bono
For Federal Court judge Mordecai Bromberg promoting human rights and the rule of law is close to home. From small things, big things grow. That is true of the human rights movement...
Keren Murray and Andrew Tabone
In October 2016, the Department of Justice & Regulation submitted its Access to Justice Review Report to the Victorian Attorney-General...
Access to Justice Advocacy Courts Dispute Resolution Human Rights Justice Technology Voluntary Associations/Pro Bono
The Law Institute of Victoria has sent a letter to City of Melbourne councillors expressing its concern about by-law amendments that may...
Discrimination Human Rights Justice
This letter to the Lord Mayor notes the LIV's concerns about the proposed by-law amendments to broaden the definition of public camping...
Advocacy Discrimination Human Rights
Law Institute Journal
An unintended precedent? Shearman v Owners Corporation No 1 417405Y  (Shearman) VSC 551 (21 September 2016) held that VCAT had jurisdiction to determine a matter...
Urgent public policy is needed to prevent increasing numbers of Indigenous women being incarcerated. It has been 25 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths...
Discrimination Diversity Justice Women's Rights
Through his death, the last man executed in Australia provided the impetus for the end of the death penalty. It is the 50th anniversary of the execution of Ronald Ryan...
Human Rights Justice Punishment Sentencing
The LIV provided a short submission on this Bill to various members of Parliament. Some key points raised...
Advocacy Civil Procedure Human Rights Legislation Personal Injuries Torts
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