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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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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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LIV welcomes report into police accountability and external oversight
LIV welcomes report into police accountability and external oversight

 LIV Media 05 Sep 2018

The LIV welcomes the final report of the parliamentary inquiry into the external oversight of police corruption and misconduct in Victoria...

 

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Theatre enhances dialogue
Theatre enhances dialogue

 Kleo Cruse 02 Jul 2018

Law Week initiative, South Sudan Voice, aims to improve understanding of the stresses facing the Sou th Sudanese community...

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New law catches up
New law catches up

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jun 2018

CLCs have played a role in furthering the rights of young trans people. There is a gradual yet pronounced change happening in access to justice...

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What does it really mean to be a part of an LIV Policy Committee?
What does it really mean to be a part of an LIV Policy Committee?

 LIV Young Lawyers 21 May 2018

As a member of the LIV you have the opportunity to join over 90 committees and contribute your time, knowledge, expertise and passion to law reform, policy advocacy and professional development in a particular area of law...

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MP calls for Aboriginal treaty at legal opening
MP calls for Aboriginal treaty at legal opening

 Carolyn Ford 06 Feb 2018

Indigenous disadvantage, in particular the historically high incarceration rates of Aboriginal men, women and children, was the focus of the community opening of the legal year hosted by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) at the County Court this week...

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The independent, low profile third arm of government
The independent, low profile third arm of government

 Justice Emilios Kyrou 01 Dec 2017

The recent case involving three federal ministers demonstrates how contempt of court enables courts to protect their independence and the integrity of the administration of justice...

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