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Afghan refugees: Afghanistan Legal Clinic responds to crisis
Afghan refugees: Afghanistan Legal Clinic responds to crisis

 David Manne 01 Oct 2021

Refugee Legal has set up a special evacuation legal team to provide urgent legal help to people in Afghanistan with the hope of getting them to safety.

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The LIV appears before the Inquiry into Australia’s Skilled Migration Program
The LIV appears before the Inquiry into Australia’s Skilled Migration Program

 Administrative Law and Human Rights Section 04 Jun 2021

The Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) appeared before the Joint Standing Committee on Migration on 21 April 2021 and has provided responses to the questions taken on notice...

 

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Migration law: Dual regulation system to end for migration lawyers
Migration law: Dual regulation system to end for migration lawyers

 Karin Derkley 01 Mar 2021

Advocacy by the LIV and LCA has resulted in a change that will benefit both lawyers and access to justice.

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Migration law: Visa refusal – It’s in the interpretation
Migration law: Visa refusal – It’s in the interpretation

 Olivia Ho 01 Mar 2021

AAT decisions show there are certain types of evidence taken into account when considering the impact on Australian business interests of a non-citizen’s visa refusal or cancellation.

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Federal Court judgments
Federal Court judgments

 Dan Star QC 01 Mar 2021

Consideration of the “Harman”/“Hearne v Street” obligation – whether the obligation applies to pleadings.

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High Court judgments
High Court judgments

 Dr Michelle Sharpe 01 Nov 2020

Jurisdiction of Defence Force magistrate.

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Working holiday program needs better safeguards, LIV tells inquiry
Working holiday program needs better safeguards, LIV tells inquiry

 Karin Derkley 06 Oct 2020

Measures to guard against exploitation of vulnerable workers on working holiday visas must be introduced along with any extension of the current program, the LIV told a parliamentary inquiry...
 

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LIV makes 13 recommendations to improve Working Holiday Maker programs
LIV makes 13 recommendations to improve Working Holiday Maker programs

 Administrative Law and Human Rights Section 06 Aug 2020

In a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Migration's 'Inquiry into the Working Holiday Maker Program', the Law Institute of Victoria has made 13 recommendations to deliver positive long term outcomes for regional Australia...

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Ethics Committee rulings: Confidentiality
Ethics Committee rulings: Confidentiality

 LIV Ethics Committee 01 Apr 2020

Ethical dilemmas are part of everyday practice for solicitors. The LIV Ethics Committee is available to help...

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Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria
Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria

 Criminal Law Section 16 Mar 2020

The LIV, informed by lawyers practising across a range of sectors, calls for systemic changes to prevent and protect vulnerable Victorians from falling into insecure housing and homelessness...

 

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The LIV comments on the revised Code of Conduct for Registered Migration Agents
The LIV comments on the revised Code of Conduct for Registered Migration Agents

 Administrative Law and Human Rights Section 19 Nov 2019

The Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) has in a memo to the Law Council of Australia (LCA) provided comments on the revised Code of Conduct for Registered Migration Agents...

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LIV opposes bill to repeal 'medevac' legislation
LIV opposes bill to repeal 'medevac' legislation

 Administrative Law and Human Rights Section 30 Jul 2019

The LIV has strongly opposed the passage of a bill which seeks to repeal vital medical transfer provisions that allow asylum seekers and refugees in offshore detention access to specialised medical treatment in Australia...
 

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Group effort saves lives
Group effort saves lives

 Karin Derkley 01 May 2019

More than 100 lawyers have been prepared to drop everything over the past year to help bring desperately ill asylum seekers to Australia for treatment...
 

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LIV Migration Law Committee statement
LIV Migration Law Committee statement

 LIV Migration Law Committee 22 Feb 2019

The LIV Migration Law Committee is concerned that Joint Standing Committee on Migration chair Jason Wood MP has made inaccurate statements about visa cancellation provisions in a Bill currently before parliament...

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John Gibson Award winner inspired by refugee grandfather
John Gibson Award winner inspired by refugee grandfather

 Karin Derkley 30 Jan 2019

This year's recipient of the John Gibson Award for human rights and refugee advocacy says he was inspired by his refugee grandfather to dedicate his time and expertise to advocating for the rights of asylum seekers...

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