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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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Memo to LCA on Centrelink Automated Debt Recovery (Robo-debt)
Memo to LCA on Centrelink Automated Debt Recovery (Robo-debt)

 Administrative Law and Human Rights Section 05 Sep 2019

The Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) has submitted a memo to the Law Council of Australia (LCA) addressing its concerns about the Online Compliance Intervention (OCI) automated debt rocovery system operated by Centrelink...

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The Law Institute of Victoria supports the Racial and Religious Tolerance Bill 2019
The Law Institute of Victoria supports the Racial and Religious Tolerance Bill 2019

 Administrative Law and Human Rights Section 04 Sep 2019

In a letter to Fiona Pattern MLC the Law Institute of Victoria has stated its support for the Racial and Religious Tolerance Amendment Bill 2019 ('The Bill') and commends the reason party in amending the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 (Vic) ('The Act') to eliminate vilification. 

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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

Submissions...

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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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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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