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The complex world of religious divorce
The complex world of religious divorce

 Talya Faigenbaum and Nussen Ainsworth Oct 2017

Jewish and Islamic divorces are not straightforward. Practitioners need to be aware of legal, ethical and religious issues...

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Support services for LGBTIQ members of the legal profession
Support services for LGBTIQ members of the legal profession

 Law Institute of Victoria Sep 2017

The LIV recognises that legal professionals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer (LGBTIQ) may be affected by the negative campaigning following the recent attention to marriage equality...

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Family Law Judgments
Family Law Judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright Sep 2017

Robert Glade-Wright on Family Law Judgments including the Hague Child Abduction Convention, Property and International commercial surrogacy...

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Case Summary [Rankin & Rankin [2017] FamCAFC 29]
Case Summary [Rankin & Rankin [2017] FamCAFC 29]

 LIV Family Law Section Jul 2017

There are two aspects of this Full Court’s decision that are worth highlighting, on balance, for practitioners. 1. That it is open to...

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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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Does it really happen in Australia?
Does it really happen in Australia?

 Claire Walczak and Nadine Udorovic Jun 2017

Imagine being told at 17 you were being taken out of school, away from your friends and familiar environment to the non-Hague country of Lebanon to marry a man you had...

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Intimate partner homicides
Intimate partner homicides

 Danielle Tyson, Debbie Kirkwood, Mandy McKenzie and Bronwyn Naylor May 2017

Following a lengthy process of consultation into homicide prosecutions by the Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC) in 2004, a raft of legislative changes were implemented to the...

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Chief witness
Chief witness

 Karin Derkley May 2017

Moira Rayner’s big voice has been a boon to her latest role. The first wedding lawyer Moira Rayner performed was for Aboriginal activist Gary Foley. The two had worked together on the...

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Family Law Judgments
Family Law Judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright Apr 2017

In Welch & Abney [2016] FamCAFC 271 (22 December 2016) the Full Court (Murphy, Aldridge & Kent JJ) allowed the wife’s appeal against Austin J’s treatment of her non-commutable...

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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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LIV urges PM to legislate on same-sex marriage
LIV urges PM to legislate on same-sex marriage

 LIV Media Sep 2016

The Law Institute of Victoria has written an open letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull urging the government to withdraw plans for a plebiscite...

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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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Marriage Equality Plebiscite
Marriage Equality Plebiscite

 Administrative Law & Human Rights Sep 2016

The LIV sent a letter to the Prime Minister advocating for Parliament to legislate in favour of marriage equality. The letter outlined the LIV’s concerns with a plebiscite, noting that the government has the Constitutional power...

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LIV welcomes recommendations to improve family violence legal response
LIV welcomes recommendations to improve family violence legal response

 Kerry O'Shea Mar 2016

The Law Institute of Victoria welcomes the report of the Royal Commission into Family Violence and is examining its recommendations for improvements...

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