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Criminal Law Section celebrates 40 years of influence
Criminal Law Section celebrates 40 years of influence

 Karin Derkley 03 Dec 2018

The LIV Criminal Law Section's annual general meeting heard about how a handful of lawyers from this ‘grubby’ area of law set up the first criminal law committee 40 years ago...

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Supporting victims of crime
Supporting victims of crime

 VLRC 03 Dec 2018

A new Act recognises a victim of crime has an inherent interest in the response by the criminal justice system to that crime...

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Law and order election
Law and order election

 Karin Derkley 01 Nov 2018

Burglary and break and enter offences are the lowest they have been in a decade but crime is high on the election agenda...

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They found my iPhone
They found my iPhone

 Paul McGorrery 01 Nov 2018

A recent decision has upheld a ruling that although a mobile phone may have been unlawfully or improperly seized and searched, evidence obtained from it may still be admissible...

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Call for victims of crime shake-up
Call for victims of crime shake-up

 Victorian Law Reform Commission 01 Nov 2018

A new scheme should be separate from the criminal court system, according to the latest VLRC report...

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LIV calls for re-think on proposed mandatory sentences
LIV calls for re-think on proposed mandatory sentences

 LIV Media 23 Jul 2018

The LIV has written to the Attorney-General Martin Pakula reaffirming its strong opposition to the state government’s proposed mandatory sentences...

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Mandatory sentencing podcast
Mandatory sentencing podcast

 Law Institute Journal 20 Jul 2018

How appropriate is mandatory sentencing? The Victorian Government has taken another step towards mandatory sentencing which will see Victorians found guilty of assaulting paramedics, police and other emergency and health workers...

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Justice Coghlan to address members on new Bail Act reforms
Justice Coghlan to address members on new Bail Act reforms

 LIV 13 Jun 2018

Following the Bourke Street tragedy, Justice Paul Coghlan was asked to advise the government on how Victoria’s bail system should be reformed to best manage risk and maximise community safety...

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Jury challenges halved
Jury challenges halved

 Victorian Law Reform Commission 01 Mar 2018

The VLRC recommendation that the number of challenges should be reduced from six to three in criminal trials has been passed...

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Why mandatory sentencing fails
Why mandatory sentencing fails

 Tania Wolff 01 Feb 2018

Victorians go to the polls in November and it is expected the major political parties will engage voters on law and order issues, in particular sentencing...

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When they ask
When they ask "how do you sleep at night?"

 Melinda Walker 25 Oct 2017

Any criminal lawyer who saw the recent episode of SBS’ Insight on the impact of working in criminal law would have been nodding their heads and holding back their own tears in empathy and understanding...

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Committals an essential feature of a fair criminal justice system
Committals an essential feature of a fair criminal justice system

 LIV Media 28 Jun 2017

Committal hearings are integral to ensuring fairness in criminal proceedings, the LIV has argued in a submission on proposed...

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A joint open letter to the Attorney-General and Ministers Mikakos and Neville on youth justice reform
A joint open letter to the Attorney-General and Ministers Mikakos and Neville on youth justice reform

 LIV Media 07 Jun 2017

The LIV has co-signed a letter to the Victorian state government expressing deep concerns about the recent...

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June LIJ flipbook
June LIJ flipbook

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jun 2017

Welcome to the June 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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Bail conditions get tougher
Bail conditions get tougher

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jun 2017

Victoria’s bail laws are to become the most onerous in Australia under the state government’s reforms of the bail system following the review by former Director of Public Prosecutions...

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