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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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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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Hold your ground on pay
Hold your ground on pay

 Karin Derkley Dec 2016

When Georgia* graduated from law school she presumed the equal pay issue was long won. “I thought that was all over long ago.” But when she approached her manager two years ago to ask about getting a pay rise...

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High Court Judgments
High Court Judgments

 Andrew Yuile Dec 2016

In Prince Alfred College Incorporated v ADC [2016] HCA 37 (5 October 2016) the respondent had been abused by a housemaster at Prince Alfred College (PAC) in 1962. The respondent brought proceedings...

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Bridging the gender gap
Bridging the gender gap

 Silvana Marasco 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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Call to scrap the secrecy clause
Call to scrap the secrecy clause

 Karin Derkley Nov 2016

Pay transparency is an essential step towards pay equity in the legal profession. This is the first of a two part series on the gender pay gap. Pay equity for women was put back in the spotlight in September...

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

 Maria Corbisiero 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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According to merit: Are we there yet?
According to merit: Are we there yet?

 Michelle Whyte Nov 2016

Victorian Women Lawyers still exists after 20 years of fighting for systemic change. The Victorian Women Lawyers (VWL) association still exists because it needs to...

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Letter to the PM: Plebiscite on Marriage Equality
Letter to the PM: Plebiscite on Marriage Equality

 Steven Sapountsis Sep 2016

Recent public discussion of the proposed plebiscite on marriage equality has highlighted the cost and legal ineffectuality of a plebiscite.  The Law Institute...

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