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MP calls for Aboriginal treaty at legal opening
MP calls for Aboriginal treaty at legal opening

 Carolyn Ford 06 Feb 2018

Indigenous disadvantage, in particular the historically high incarceration rates of Aboriginal men, women and children, was the focus of the community opening of the legal year hosted by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) at the County Court this week...

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Workplace harassment systemic
Workplace harassment systemic

 Elena Tsalanidis 01 Feb 2018

Sexual harassment is one reason women leave the law but, according to a VEOHRC report, two-thirds of the women who were harassed did not complain...

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Donation laws will hamstring community advocacy
Donation laws will hamstring community advocacy

 Karin Derkley 30 Jan 2018

Red tape around proposed new donation disclosure laws will stifle the ability of community legal services and charities to help their clients...

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Year of human rights achievements for HRLC
Year of human rights achievements for HRLC

 Karin Derkley 17 Jan 2018

The launch of a campaign to end strip searching of women in prison is one of dozens documented by the Human Rights Legal Centre in its Annual Report...

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The independent, low profile third arm of government
The independent, low profile third arm of government

 Justice Emilios Kyrou 01 Dec 2017

The recent case involving three federal ministers demonstrates how contempt of court enables courts to protect their independence and the integrity of the administration of justice...

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Opinion: Modern slavery and business
Opinion: Modern slavery and business

 Sunil Rao 01 Dec 2017

The global effort to combat human rights violations through shared responsibility with business is now widely acknowledged. The view that human rights are an ethical issue solely of concern to...

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Prospects of success
Prospects of success

 Gino Dal Pont 01 Nov 2017

It is logical to assume that a matter will go to trial where each of the contesting parties believes that he or she has good (or at least reasonable) prospects of succeeding. The logic is fortified by the application of the costs indemnity rule...

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Desperate on Nauru
Desperate on Nauru

 Alessandra Di Natale and Sylvie Alston 01 Nov 2017

Right now on Nauru a group of vulnerable asylum seekers are in desperate need of legal help. These traumatised people escaped war and oppression, and there is no legal help available on Nauru...

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IBAC defends record on police complaints
IBAC defends record on police complaints

 LIJ 26 Oct 2017

Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) general counsel Dr John Lynch has responded to an opinion article published in the October 2017 LIJ in which human rights lawyer Merys Williams argues that police misconduct complaints should be investigated by an independent, transparent complaints body...

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Justice Connect turns 25
Justice Connect turns 25

 Carolyn Ford 17 Oct 2017

Professor Gillian Triggs was the keynote speaker at Justice Connect's 25th anniversary dinner...

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The cost of safety: Handing over your face to the faceless
The cost of safety: Handing over your face to the faceless

 LIV President Belinda Wilson 06 Oct 2017

In the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas this week, we have been reminded that our governments are there to protect us...

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Acting on the warning signs: Women’s Foundation leads the way in developing health-justice partnerships
Acting on the warning signs: Women’s Foundation leads the way in developing health-justice partnerships

 Jasmin Dhillon 03 Oct 2017

Jan Chisholm, CEO of the Women’s Foundation spoke with LIV Young Lawyers about its health-justice partnership initiative to address family violence issues...

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Victoria Leads On Human Rights
Victoria Leads On Human Rights

 George Williams & Daniel Reynolds 01 Sep 2017

Many Australians believe our nation already has a national bill of rights, and yet Australia is the only democratic nation without one. It’s time Australia had a Charter of Rights...

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NAIDOC Week: Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages
NAIDOC Week: Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages

 Belinda Wilson 05 Jul 2017

A couple of weeks ago Victorian Parliament heard for the first time legislation which included the language of the traditional owners...

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In a hurry?
In a hurry?

 Marcus Finlay 01 Jul 2017

When coordinating the next steps in getting your client’s application on for an urgent hearing before the Trial Division of the Supreme Court there are several points to consider...

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