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New scheme called for
New scheme called for

 VLRC Jul 2017

Discrimination and openness are addressed in a review of the Adoption Act. Victoria needs a new Adoption Act that puts the best interests of the adopted child first...

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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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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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Time to reflect the community
Time to reflect the community

 Anika Baset Apr 2017

Cultural diversity in the legal profession is more relevant than ever. Cultural diversity was put back on the agenda in 2016, with prominent media figures such as...

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Homelessness laws are discriminatory and will add to burden on police, courts and legal aid – LIV
Homelessness laws are discriminatory and will add to burden on police, courts and legal aid – LIV

 Karin Derkley Mar 2017

Proposed changes to local laws aiming to reduce the number of homeless people in the CBD will result in more vulnerable people...

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Homelessness and Public Amenity
Homelessness and Public Amenity

 Clara Bradley Mar 2017

The number of people falling victim to homelessness in the City of Melbourne has increased by 74% since 2014. The drastic increase has made homelessness more visible...

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Inquiry into Freedom of Speech 2016: Supplementary Submission
Inquiry into Freedom of Speech 2016: Supplementary Submission

 Clara Bradley Mar 2017

The LIV appeared before the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights to the Inquiry into Freedom of Speech. The LIV provided a supplementary submission following additional questions by the Committee...

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Family violence and diversity
Family violence and diversity

 Jennifer Jones Mar 2017

Are you positive you have eliminated discrimination? In March 2016 the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence released its breakthrough report recommending...

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Win win for venues
Win win for venues

 Brendan Lacota Mar 2017

Regulation and harm minimisation measures continue to focus on the gamblers themselves. There are around 125,000 problem gamblers in Australia and many more at risk of becoming problem gamblers...

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Homelessness should not be criminalised
Homelessness should not be criminalised

 LIV Media Feb 2017

The Law Institute of Victoria has sent a letter to City of Melbourne councillors expressing its concern about by-law amendments that may...

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Letter to Lord Mayor on proposed by-law changes
Letter to Lord Mayor on proposed by-law changes

 Kate Browne Feb 2017

This letter to the Lord Mayor notes the LIV's concerns about the proposed by-law amendments to broaden the definition of public camping...

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Unfinished business
Unfinished business

 Stephanie Milione Feb 2017

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...

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Unsolicited
Unsolicited

 Law Institute Journal Dec 2016

In the present debate relating to marriage equality, it appears to me that the actual import of the sought amendment to the Marriage Act 1961 will mean very little indeed. What legal effect does the Act actually provide...

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