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Theatre enhances dialogue
Theatre enhances dialogue

 Kleo Cruse 02 Jul 2018

Law Week initiative, South Sudan Voice, aims to improve understanding of the stresses facing the Sou th Sudanese community...

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Unsolicited
Unsolicited

 Law Institute Journal 01 Feb 2018

Letters to the editor: When a government last looked at nomenclature, wigs and titles, about 30 years ago, I among others suggested calling the magistrates’ courts “local courts” and...

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Bridging the gender gap
Bridging the gender gap

 Silvana Marasco 01 Dec 2016

It’s time to eliminate unconscious bias in workplace decisions. Attrition rates of women at senior levels in the law continue to be an issue for the legal profession in Australia. Research has shown that there are financial...

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What’s age got to do with it?
What’s age got to do with it?

 Maria Corbisiero 01 Nov 2016

Preconceptions about age should have no place in decision making relating to employment. How many of us have feared, or worse experienced, a promotion, new project or job being out of reach because...

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Disability discrimination – A long way to go for the legal profession

26 Sep 2013

March 2013 marked the 20th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) and last week’s LIV President’s Lunch, Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes AM spoke about how far we still have to go as a profession, and a society, to address disability discrimination.

 

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Walking the talk: a lot to be done before federal election

19 Apr 2013

Yesterday, I had the privilege of hosting Federal Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus at the Law Institute’s first leadership lunch for 2013. Before a packed house, the Attorney-General outlined some key areas of focus in the lead up to the Federal election, which is a mere five months away on 14 September. High on the agenda are issues which are also of great importance to the LIV: legal aid, discrimination law reform, the national profession project and diversity.

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Anti-Discrimination laws should apply to all

22 Nov 2012

The federal government is to be congratulated for consolidating multiple anti-discrimination laws into a single regime of the Anti-discrimination and Human Rights Bill 2012. But it is time to question whether the ongoing government exemptions allowed to religious organisations from the law is appropriate. We believe it is unwarranted to have one law for the country and exclude religious organisations from some of its requirements.
 

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Protection from discrimination and Review of the Charter of Human Rights

17 Feb 2011

Equal Opportunity Bill 2010, Charter of Human Rights

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