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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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Letter to 3AW responding to comments by John Silvester
Letter to 3AW responding to comments by John Silvester

 LIV Media 17 May 2017

The LIV has written a letter condemning comments made by a leading Melbourne journalist on the 3AW breakfast program on...

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On the frontline
On the frontline

 Belinda Wilson 01 Mar 2017

We call on our leaders in law for help in educating the public. Within the first two months of this year we have seen a public assault on some of the most...

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In_print
In_print

 Law Institute Journal 01 Dec 2016

This month’s books cover crime fiction, true crime, Tom Hughes QC, and adjudication on the goldfields. Busted by Keith Moor: The inside story of the world’s biggest ecstasy haul and how the Australian Calabrian...

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