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Jail for sports clubs that fail to protect children
Jail for sports clubs that fail to protect children

 Karin Derkley 13 Mar 2019

Lawyers who advise sporting clubs, whether in a formal or voluntary capacity, need to make them aware that failing to protect children from abuse could result in jail...
 

 

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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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Australia's progress in implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
Australia's progress in implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

 Family Law Section 26 Oct 2018

The Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) has prepared a submission to the United Nations Committee regarding Australia's progress in implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

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Child Safety, Welfare and Wellbeing Information Sharing Proposed Legislative Model
Child Safety, Welfare and Wellbeing Information Sharing Proposed Legislative Model

 Family Law Section 26 Oct 2018

The Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) has prepared a submission to Nous Group in relation to the proposed amendments to the Child Safety and Wellbeing Information Sharing Legislative Framework.  

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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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Cherry Creek Youth Justice Centre Design
Cherry Creek Youth Justice Centre Design

  Family Law Section 03 Aug 2018

The Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) has prepared a submission to the Department of Justice and Regulation in relation to the design of the Cherry Creek Youth Justice Centre.  

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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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Child Information Sharing Scheme Ministerial Guidelines
Child Information Sharing Scheme Ministerial Guidelines

 Family Law Section 20 Jul 2018

The Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) has prepared a submission to the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education and Training in regard to the Child Information Sharing Scheme Ministerial Guidelines.  

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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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