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July LIJ flipbook
July LIJ flipbook

 Law Institute Journal Jul 2017

Welcome to the July 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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Tradition versus research
Tradition versus research

 Jenny Awad Jul 2017

A High Court decision has cemented the constitutional validity of trial by jury as a political and social institution by virtue of tradition rather than research....

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Smoke alert
Smoke alert

 Sophie Kearney Jul 2017

Legislation in Victoria is inadequate to address the nuisance and health hazards caused by smoke drift in apartment complexes. The presence of second-hand smoke is a corollary of smoking...

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Is there room for mutual distrust?
Is there room for mutual distrust?

 Noam Greenberger Jul 2017

Despite the apparent clarity of the Mutual Recognition Act in entitling registered professionals or tradespeople to obtain equivalent registration in other states...

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In a hurry?
In a hurry?

 Marcus Finlay Jul 2017

When coordinating the next steps in getting your client’s application on for an urgent hearing before the Trial Division of the Supreme Court there are several points to consider...

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WADA and state-sponsored doping
WADA and state-sponsored doping

 Tom Hickey, James Paterson and Garth Towan Jul 2017

Following WADA’s investigations into Russian sport, there is increased attention on arbitral awards relating to doping rendered by CAS...

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Let your voice be heard
Let your voice be heard

 Belinda Wilson Jul 2017

Together our members provide a supportive voice for the advancement of access to justice for all. Over the last month I have been visiting members statewide...

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New process for LIV
New process for LIV

 Nerida Wallace Jul 2017

If you haven’t already, renew your membership. The new Judicial Commission of Victoria (JCV) starts operating this month. (See p10) As well as helping maintain public confidence in the courts and VCAT...

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Unsolicited
Unsolicited

 Law Institute Journal Jul 2017

Employers wishing to carry out targeted recruitment to help address institutionalised inequalities will find the recent decision of VCAT in the matter of Waite Group (Human Rights) of interest...

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Independent judicial complaints body launched
Independent judicial complaints body launched

 Law Institute Journal Jul 2017

Complaints and concerns about judicial officers will be investigated by the Judicial Commission of Victoria (JCV), which starts operating on 3 July...

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Call for spent convictions scheme
Call for spent convictions scheme

 Law Institute Journal Jul 2017

A surge in the number of criminal history checks in recent years has made urgent the need for a spent conviction scheme in Victoria, according to a report by Liberty Victoria’s Rights Advocacy Program...

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Attacks on Victorian judges 'grossly improper'
Attacks on Victorian judges 'grossly improper'

 Law Institute Journal Jul 2017

Judges and lawyers have united in their condemnation of inflammatory statements by federal politicians about the Victorian judiciary...

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Access to justice boost
Access to justice boost

 Law Institute Journal Jul 2017

Legal aid, self-represented litigants and litigants dealing with civil disputes are among the winners in the state government’s response to the Access to Justice Review...

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Driverless cars to go on trial
Driverless cars to go on trial

 Law Institute Journal Jul 2017

Driverless cars are one step closer with the release of guidelines around trials of automated vehicles. The National Transport Commission (NTC) has issued guidelines for trials of automated...

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Youth justice reforms undermine system
Youth justice reforms undermine system

 Law Institute Journal Jul 2017

Measures introduced in recent youth justice reforms threaten to undermine the foundations of Victoria’s youth justice system, according to a letter to the Victorian state government...

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