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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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Year of human rights achievements for HRLC
Year of human rights achievements for HRLC

 Karin Derkley 17 Jan 2018

The launch of a campaign to end strip searching of women in prison is one of dozens documented by the Human Rights Legal Centre in its Annual Report...

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‘Unfair’ fast-track asylum processing case set to be heard by High Court
‘Unfair’ fast-track asylum processing case set to be heard by High Court

 Karin Derkley 06 Dec 2017

VLA is running a case in the High Court on Thursday that seeks to challenge the so-called ‘fast-track’ review of people seeking asylum on the basis that it is unfair and risks getting decisions wrong and sending people back into danger...

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Barriers to be removed for much-needed migration lawyers
Barriers to be removed for much-needed migration lawyers

 Karin Derkley 02 Nov 2017

A change to the regulatory regime governing migration lawyers will bring down barriers for pro bono lawyers who want to help asylum seekers apply for refugee status as well as those wanting to work in migration law generally...

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LIV backs lawyers providing legal assistance to asylum seekers
LIV backs lawyers providing legal assistance to asylum seekers

 LIV Media 29 Aug 2017

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s labelling of lawyers as “un-Australian” for working to provide pro-bono legal assistance to asylum seekers is inappropriate and disappointing...

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Help needed for asylum seeker applications
Help needed for asylum seeker applications

 LIV Media 26 May 2017

The LIV is calling for assistance from the legal community to help deal with asylum seeker applications following the recent...

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Seeking refuge in Geelong: A community supporting local asylum seekers
Seeking refuge in Geelong: A community supporting local asylum seekers

 LIV Young Lawyers 28 Feb 2017

Asylum seekers applying for a protection visa from the Australian government face an arduous application process...

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Legacy Caseload factsheet: Getting help with your visa application
Legacy Caseload factsheet: Getting help with your visa application

 LIV Media 19 Jul 2016

The Legacy Caseload factsheet provides information for asylum seekers who arrived in Australia by boat between 13 August 2012 and 31 August 2013...

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LIV calls for refugee movement
LIV calls for refugee movement

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jun 2016

The LIV is saddened by the death of a refugee man on Nauru in April from self-immolation. Iranian refugee Omid Masoumali, 23, died during a monitoring mission by the UNHCR to the island where he had been held...

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Calling on lawyers to speak out
Calling on lawyers to speak out

 Sarah Ferguson 01 Jun 2016

For decades, collaborations between journalism and lawyers and legal services have produced some of the best programs ever made on the ABC. As governments, bureaucracies and corporations...

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Letters to the editor
Letters to the editor

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jun 2016

Financial advice “reforms” seem to follow a similar path to the “truth in lending” aspects of consumer credit “reforms”. John Tesarsch in the May LIJ cover story...

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Detention: Letter to PM
Detention: Letter to PM

 Carolyn Ford 01 Apr 2016

Lawyers have accused the government of warehousing asylum seekers and obstructing justice. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been sent an open letter from the Victorian legal profession with a clear message – end offshore... 

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Access to justice review
Access to justice review

 Keren Murray 02 Mar 2016

The LIV has long advocated for reforms to the Victorian justice system to...

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