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LIV calls for reform of contempt of court laws
LIV calls for reform of contempt of court laws

 Administrative Law and Human Rights Section and Criminal Law Section 08 Jul 2019

The Law Institute of Victoria has called for wide ranging reform of the laws around contempt of court, to protect fair trials while supporting free speech...

 

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Advocacy: Submissions
Advocacy: Submissions

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jul 2019

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Charter of Human Rights demands access
Charter of Human Rights demands access

 Tal Shmerling 01 Jun 2019

The Victorian Supreme Court has confirmed that courts must consider the distinct cultural rights of Aboriginal people under the Victorian Charter when making decisions in relation to an Aboriginal person’s request to be heard in the Koori Court.

 

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First submission to Mental Health Royal Commission
First submission to Mental Health Royal Commission

 Criminal Law Section, Health Law Committee and Disability Law Committee 19 May 2019

The LIV's first submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System has identified 13 key areas of reform the Commission should focus on...

 

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Group effort saves lives
Group effort saves lives

 Karin Derkley 01 May 2019

More than 100 lawyers have been prepared to drop everything over the past year to help bring desperately ill asylum seekers to Australia for treatment...
 

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Group effort saves lives
Group effort saves lives

 Karin Derkley 01 May 2019

More than 100 lawyers have been prepared to drop everything over the past year to help bring desperately ill asylum seekers to Australia for treatment...

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Advocating for reform of the Victorian Charter of Human Rights
Advocating for reform of the Victorian Charter of Human Rights

 Administrative Law and Human Rights Section 02 Apr 2019

The Law Institute of Victoria has written to the Victorian Attorney-General to advocate for progress in the review and reform of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic)...

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Nauru matters
Nauru matters

 Catherine Farrell 01 Mar 2019

Justice Connect’s Nauru Network is an example of the power of pro bono...

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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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LIV Submission on Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces
LIV Submission on Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces

 Workplace Relations Section 17 Jan 2019

The LIV has made a submission to the Law Council of Australia's response to the Australian Human Rights Commission's Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces. 

 

 

 

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Listen to the Voice to Parliament
Listen to the Voice to Parliament

 Karin Derkley 15 Jan 2019

Parliament should be required under the constitution to at least consider the advice of a proposed advisory group of Aboriginal leaders, even if it is not obliged to follow it, an LIV submission recommends...

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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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No penalties for slavery
No penalties for slavery

 Vanessa Shambrook and Anika Baset 03 Dec 2018

The key limitation of the Modern Slavery Act is the absence of penalties for non-compliance...

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Memo to LCA on Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2018
Memo to LCA on Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2018

 Administrative Law and Human Rights Section 28 Nov 2018

The Law Institute of Victoria contributed a memorandum to the Law Council of Australia's submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee Inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2018...

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Attacks against women a human rights issue: Gillian Triggs
Attacks against women a human rights issue: Gillian Triggs

 Karin Derkley 27 Nov 2018

Professor Gillian Triggs told the Womens Legal Service Breakfast that vicious and personal attacks on women in the public arena reflect a disrespect of women in Australian society more generally...

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