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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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Voluntary Assisted Dying Submission
Voluntary Assisted Dying Submission

 Administrative Law and Human Rights Section May 2017

The LIV has made a submission to the Ministerial Advisory Panel on Voluntary Assisted Dying to ensure proposed legislation for voluntary assisted dying in Victoria is clear, workable and in line with the rule of law.

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LIV welcomes budget measures to reduce family violence
LIV welcomes budget measures to reduce family violence

 LIV Media May 2017

The Law Institute of Victoria today welcomed the measures outlined by the Victorian Government in the State Budget to tackle family violence and improve court infrastructure and services...

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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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Champion of change
Champion of change

 Carolyn Ford May 2017

Court of Appeal president Justice Chris Maxwell is shocked by the numbers that tell a sorry tale for women in the law. Damning new data from Victoria’s Court of Appeal illustrates...

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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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‘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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A long way to go
A long way to go

 Elena Tsalanidis May 2017

In 2017 women lawyers should earn what they deserve – the same as their male counterparts. The gender pay gap is an enduring barrier to gender equality. In short, men are...

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Grace under fire
Grace under fire

 Karin Derkley May 2017

A film about rural women workers hopes to challenge the acceptance of sexual harassment in the bush. When ANU College of Law academic Dr Skye Saunders sent out an invitation on...

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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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City camping ban rough on homeless
City camping ban rough on homeless

 Veronica Holt Apr 2017

Council amendments will have serious ramifications for Melbourne’s homeless population. On 7 February 2017, in a contentious move, City of Melbourne’s Future Melbourne Committee...

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Closing a justice gap
Closing a justice gap

 Zoe Chan Apr 2017

Justice Connect's Stage 2 Access provides free legal help to vulnerable teens. For trans and gender-diverse teens, access to Stage 2 hormone treatment...

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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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