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LIV addresses COVID-19 racism in supplementary submission to Victoria’s Anti-Vilification Inquiry
LIV addresses COVID-19 racism in supplementary submission to Victoria’s Anti-Vilification Inquiry

 Administrative Law and Human Rights Section 18 Jun 2020

The Law Institute of Victoria (‘LIV’) has submitted a supplementary submission to the Legislative and Social Issues Committee for the Inquiry into Anti-Vilification laws in Victoria...

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LIV opposes bill to increase search and seizure powers in immigration detention
LIV opposes bill to increase search and seizure powers in immigration detention

 Administrative Law and Human Rights Section 11 Jun 2020

The LIV has provided a memo to the Law Council of Australia’s submission into the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Senate Inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Detention Centres) Bill 2020...

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CLCs experiencing spike in COVID-19 demand
CLCs experiencing spike in COVID-19 demand

 Karin Derkley 16 Apr 2020

Community legal services, already dealing with a spike of legal issues because of the COVID-19 lockdown, are now anticipating a spate in inquiries from people who have been fined for breaching COVID-19 measures...
 

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 Anti-vilification laws belong in Equal Opportunity Act: LIV
Anti-vilification laws belong in Equal Opportunity Act: LIV

 Karin Derkley 16 Mar 2020

Anti-vilification legislation should be rolled into the Equal Opportunity Act and the test for vilification changed, the LIV told a Victorian government parliamentary inquiry into the adequacy of current anti-vilification protections...

 

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Employ creativity and strategy to protect environment
Employ creativity and strategy to protect environment

 Karin Derkley 04 Feb 2020

The lawyer who helped coordinate litigation which saved a section of East Gippsland's Erinunderra Plateau from logging 11 years ago has urged lawyers to be passionate and creative in their use of the law to protect the environment...

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Religious discrimination bill violates healthcare rights
Religious discrimination bill violates healthcare rights

 Karin Derkley 30 Jan 2020

Patients may be denied the medical treatment they need and public hospitals may be in breach of their duty of care to patients if employees are allowed to refuse to treat patients on the basis of their religious beliefs as proposed in the Religious Discrimination Bill, the LIV has warned...

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LIV comments on National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery
LIV comments on National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery

 Workplace Relations Section 23 Jan 2020

The Law Institute of Victoria has provided feedback to the Law Council of Australia on the National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery 2020-2024...

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Annual Report released for Administrative Law and Human Rights Section
Annual Report released for Administrative Law and Human Rights Section

 Administrative Law and Human Rights Section 03 Dec 2019

The Law Institute of Victoria has released its annual report for the Administrative Law and Human Rights Section...

 

 

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LIV makes recommendations on LGBT conversion practices ban
LIV makes recommendations on LGBT conversion practices ban

 Administrative Law and Human Rights Section and LIVOut Working Group 02 Dec 2019

The Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) has made recommendations on a legislative option to ban conversion practices in Victoria in a submission to the Victorian Department of Justice and Community Safety...

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The LIV comments on the revised Code of Conduct for Registered Migration Agents
The LIV comments on the revised Code of Conduct for Registered Migration Agents

 Administrative Law and Human Rights Section 19 Nov 2019

The Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) has in a memo to the Law Council of Australia (LCA) provided comments on the revised Code of Conduct for Registered Migration Agents...

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Tanya Day’s family awarded Tim McCoy prize
Tanya Day’s family awarded Tim McCoy prize

 Karin Derkley 12 Nov 2019

The family of Yorta Yorta woman Tanya Day, who died after she was arrested for being drunk in a public place, has won the Tim McCoy Award for their efforts to change Victoria’s public drunkenness laws and create community health alternatives to incarceration...

 

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Law Council of Australia: Human rights and national security
Law Council of Australia: Human rights and national security

 Arthur Moses SC 01 Nov 2019

Disclosure of classified information by media should only be criminalised if it can be proven to have posed real harm to national security...

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Companies have role to play in eliminating modern slavery
Companies have role to play in eliminating modern slavery

 Karin Derkley 17 Oct 2019

Companies and their advisors need to remember that corporate and legal obligations under the Modern Slavery Act are aimed at preventing the exploitation of vulnerable people...

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LIV calls for national human rights charter over Religious Discrimination Bill
LIV calls for national human rights charter over Religious Discrimination Bill

 Administrative Law and Human Rights Section 26 Sep 2019

In a memo to the Law Council of Australia, the Law Institute of Victoria has called for a national charter of human rights to protect religious freedoms within a human rights framework...

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The LIV calls for reform to Australia's aged care facilities
The LIV calls for reform to Australia's aged care facilities

 Elder Law Section 06 Sep 2019

The LIV has contributed to the LCA's submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety...

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