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Justice Connect turns 25
Justice Connect turns 25

 Carolyn Ford 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 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 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 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 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 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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Indigenous prison crisis under investigation
Indigenous prison crisis under investigation

 ALRC Jul 2017

Alarming rates of incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women will be a focus of the inquiry. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people constitute only 2 per cent...

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Inquiry into Freedom of Speech 2016
Inquiry into Freedom of Speech 2016

 Clara Bradley Jun 2017

The LIV submits that the current operation of Part IIA of the Racial Discrimination Act does not impose unreasonable restrictions upon freedom of speech...

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A joint open letter to the Attorney-General and Ministers Mikakos and Neville on youth justice reform
A joint open letter to the Attorney-General and Ministers Mikakos and Neville on youth justice reform

 LIV Media Jun 2017

The LIV has co-signed a letter to the Victorian state government expressing deep concerns about the recent...

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Solicitor in person costs
Solicitor in person costs

 Andrew Tabone Jun 2017

The LIV Costs Lawyers often receive queries from practitioners regarding their entitlement to recover professional costs in instances where they have appeared as a self-represented litigant....

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June LIJ flipbook
June LIJ flipbook

 Law Institute Journal Jun 2017

Welcome to the June LIJ flipbook. You can turn pages electronically, magnify type and click through to editorial content, LIV goods and services and upcoming events and advertising.

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Rights without remedies
Rights without remedies

 Bill Swannie Jun 2017

An independent review recommended the Charter be amended to allow legal proceedings based on breach of the rights in the Charter. Recent cases illustrate the current difficulties...

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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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