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Ethnicity rarely relevant in crime reporting
Ethnicity rarely relevant in crime reporting

 Karin Derkley 22 Dec 2017

Don’t focus on race where it is not relevant, and avoid reinforcing ethnic-based stereotypes when reporting on crime, lawyers from the Police Accountability Project have advised journalists...

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IBAC defends record on police complaints
IBAC defends record on police complaints

 LIJ 26 Oct 2017

Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) general counsel Dr John Lynch has responded to an opinion article published in the October 2017 LIJ in which human rights lawyer Merys Williams argues that police misconduct complaints should be investigated by an independent, transparent complaints body...

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The trouble with IBAC
The trouble with IBAC

 Merys Williams 02 Oct 2017

It's time for an independent investigation of police misconduct complaints....

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Victoria Police Restorative Engagement and Redress Scheme
Victoria Police Restorative Engagement and Redress Scheme

 Criminal Law Section 26 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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Review of Victoria's Bail System
Review of Victoria's Bail System

 Criminal Law Section 31 Mar 2017

The LIV's Review of Victoria's Bail System submission was prepared in response to the Victorian Government's decision to review Victoria's Bail System.

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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 30 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 20 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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Letter to Lord Mayor on proposed by-law changes
Letter to Lord Mayor on proposed by-law changes

 Kate Browne 07 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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Report shows criminal justice system more punitive
Report shows criminal justice system more punitive

 Law Institute of Victoria 01 Feb 2017

Jesuit Social Services inaugural States of Justice Report shows that numbers of offenders have remained relatively steady...

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Law Council of Australia – Purpose, people and polices
Law Council of Australia – Purpose, people and polices

 Steven Sapountsis 08 Dec 2016

The recent annual general meeting and directors’ meeting of the Law Council of Australia (LCA) has encouraged me to write something to help our members...

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Operation public confidence
Operation public confidence

 Carolyn Ford 01 Dec 2016

After a damning report in 2013 that resulted in a forensic overhaul, the Adult Parole Board is determined to restore faith in the system. APB chair Peter Couzens has a big job ahead of him...

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Supreme Court Judgments
Supreme Court Judgments

 Professor Greg Reinhardt 01 Dec 2016

Refusal to disclose police intelligence information – did this result in lack of procedural fairness? Chief Commissioner of Police v Nikolic [2016] VSCA 2016 (unreported, 14 October 2016, No S APCI 2016 0097...

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Living Law: On the ball
Living Law: On the ball

 Karin Derkley 01 Oct 2016

Chief Examiner Steve McBurney is used to making tough calls – on and off the field. There are one or two similarities between being Chief Examiner and a footy umpire, says Steve McBurney..

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Amendments to s194 IBAC Act in FOI Amendment Bill 2016
Amendments to s194 IBAC Act in FOI Amendment Bill 2016

 Administrative Law & Human Rights Section 12 Aug 2016

The LIV welcomes the Government’s steps to amend s194 of the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission Act 2011...

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Community Consultation on IBAC, the Victorian Ombudsman and the Auditor-General
Community Consultation on IBAC, the Victorian Ombudsman and the Auditor-General

  LIV Submission 10 Jun 2016

The LIV’s submission to the Department of Premier and Cabinet on the...

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