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Practice notes
Practice notes

 LIV Library 03 Dec 2018

When commissioning psychiatric or psychological reports for use at a client’s sentencing hearing, practitioners must comply with the requirements of the Supreme Court Practice Note...

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LIV calls on parties to respect and protect the critical role of judicial independence and discretion
LIV calls on parties to respect and protect the critical role of judicial independence and discretion

 LIV Media 16 Nov 2018

Despite the proven ineffectiveness of mandatory sentencing as a deterrent to crime, the government plans to introduce mandatory sentences...

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State Election 2018: The parties respond
State Election 2018: The parties respond

 Law Institute Journal 01 Nov 2018

The Labor government, the Coalition Opposition and the Greens respond to the 10 priorities identified in the LIV’s Call to Parties...

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High Court judgments
High Court judgments

 Andrew Yuile 01 Oct 2018

R v Falzon [2018] HCA 29 (orders 19 April 2018; reasons 8 August 2018) concerned the admissibility of evidence on grounds of relevance and tendency... 

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If Texas can why can’t we?
If Texas can why can’t we?

 Deborah Glass 03 Sep 2018

Justice reinvestment cut crime and spending on prisons in Texas. In Victoria, prison numbers continue to grow...

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Advocacy
Advocacy

 Law Institute Journal 03 Sep 2018

Submissions and representation by the LIV...

 

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Courts not soft on crime: oration
Courts not soft on crime: oration

 Carolyn Ford 23 Aug 2018

Are courts soft on crime? Tasmanian Governor and law professor Kate Warner spoke to this question in the Victoria Law Foundation 2018 Law Oration she delivered on August 21 at the Supreme Court...

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LIV calls for re-think on proposed mandatory sentences
LIV calls for re-think on proposed mandatory sentences

 LIV Media 23 Jul 2018

The LIV has written to the Attorney-General Martin Pakula reaffirming its strong opposition to the state government’s proposed mandatory sentences...

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Mandatory sentencing podcast
Mandatory sentencing podcast

 Law Institute Journal 20 Jul 2018

How appropriate is mandatory sentencing? The Victorian Government has taken another step towards mandatory sentencing which will see Victorians found guilty of assaulting paramedics, police and other emergency and health workers...

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LIV disappointed by lack of consultation around mandatory sentencing legislation
LIV disappointed by lack of consultation around mandatory sentencing legislation

 LIV Media 20 Jun 2018

The Law Institute of Victoria is seriously concerned the state government is introducing mandatory sentences for people who attack...

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Sentencing guidelines need safeguards
Sentencing guidelines need safeguards

 Karin Derkley 24 Apr 2018

Sentencing guidelines should not be allowed to undermine judges' discretion on sentencing decisions, the LIV has warned in a submission to the Sentencing Advisory Council... 

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Should sentencing include victim compensation?
Should sentencing include victim compensation?

 Karin Derkley 13 Apr 2018

Criminal lawyers are worried that proposed to increase the chances of victims receiving money owed them may further entrench inequality, criminalise poverty and make things worse for victims...

 

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Unsolicited
Unsolicited

 Law Institute Journal 03 Apr 2018

2020 and beyond: The imminent sale of the LIV building at 470 Bourke Street, Melbourne is a significant event in the life of the LIV...

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Follow NT’s lead to raise criminal age
Follow NT’s lead to raise criminal age

 Karin Derkley 06 Mar 2018

State and territory government should stop trapping children in the "quicksand of the criminal justice system" by following the Northern Territory's commitment to raising the age of criminal responsibility...

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Submissions
Submissions

 Law Institute Journal 01 Mar 2018

Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee Inquiry and Sentencing Guidelines Council for Victoria...

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