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Lessons for the future
Lessons for the future

 Dr Liz Curran 03 Dec 2018

The Royal Commission into Institutional Childhood Abuse laid bare the truth, with a plan for others in the future...

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Legal service helping Aboriginal youths is forced to close
Legal service helping Aboriginal youths is forced to close

 Karin Derkley 21 Nov 2018

Balit Ngulu, which closed down in October because of a lack of ongoing funding, would seem exactly the kind of service needed to keep Aboriginal kids out of prison and out-of-home care...

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LIV calls on government to fund Balit Ngulu
LIV calls on government to fund Balit Ngulu

 Family Law Section 05 Oct 2018

The LIV has written to the Attorney-General Martin Pakula expressing concern at the closure of the Aboriginal Youth Legal Service known as Balit Ngulu because of a lack of government funding...

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Vulnerable children need advocates
Vulnerable children need advocates

 Leah Tolley 01 Aug 2018

Don’t let the funding stop for specialist Aboriginal Children’s Legal Service Balit Ngulu...

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Call for state government to fund Aboriginal youth legal service
Call for state government to fund Aboriginal youth legal service

 Family Law section 19 Jul 2018

The LIV has written a letter to the Attorney-General Martin Pakula calling for recurrent, secure and separate funding to the Aboriginal Youth Legal Service known as Balit Ngulu...

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Sports and the new child safety laws
Sports and the new child safety laws

 Simon Merritt 03 Apr 2018

It is vitally important for sports bodies to be aware of the changes and the practical steps they can take to ensure compliance...

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Child safety a priority
Child safety a priority

 Belinda Wilson 03 Apr 2018

Local sporting bodies need education programs...

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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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Helping young people transition out of care
Helping young people transition out of care

 Karin Derkley 16 Feb 2018

Giving young people the support to transition into the community from out-of-home care will help reduce the future burden on social welfare and the justice system, the Law Institute of Victoria and youth justice services say...

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Adjusting for violence
Adjusting for violence

 Will Stidston and Elizabeth Mathews 01 Feb 2018

A recent decision has lowered some of the evidentiary barriers to obtain financial recompense for family violence in a family law matter...

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Commission of care
Commission of care

 Carolyn Ford 01 Feb 2018

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse brought innovative special measures to its five-year inquiry...

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright and Craig Nicol 01 Feb 2018

Financial agreements: In Thorne & Kennedy [2017] HCA 49 (8 November 2017) the High Court allowed with costs Ms Thorne’s appeal against a decision of the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia...

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Sexual abuse of children alleged at 4000 institutions: Royal Commission
Sexual abuse of children alleged at 4000 institutions: Royal Commission

 Carolyn Ford 08 Dec 2017

More than 4000 institutions where sexual abuse of children is alleged to have occurred have been identified by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse...

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VLA says anti-vax case a test of government power over children in care
VLA says anti-vax case a test of government power over children in care

 Karin Derkley 24 Nov 2017

Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) says a case that involves parents who don't want their children in temporary care to be immunised is an important test of how far the government can go in over-riding the authority of parents...

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Detention fails kids, Royal Commission finds
Detention fails kids, Royal Commission finds

 Karin Derkley 20 Nov 2017

Findings from the Northern Territory youth detention royal commission have implications right across the country, including Victoria where a new youth detention centre is currently in construction, say youth justice advocates...

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