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Call for urgent response to Indigenous prison crisis
Call for urgent response to Indigenous prison crisis

 Fiona McLeod SC 01 May 2017

We must recognise that many of the drivers of Aboriginal imprisonment stem from the Australian legal system itself. Although just 2.5 per cent of the Australian population identify as Indigenous...

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‘National tragedy’ in focus
‘National tragedy’ in focus

 Marie-Claire Muir 01 May 2017

Laws and legal frameworks will be examined in the ALRC inquiry into the increasing incarceration rate of Indigenous Australians. On 10 February 2017 the Australian Law Reform...

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City camping ban rough on homeless
City camping ban rough on homeless

 Veronica Holt 01 Apr 2017

Council amendments will have serious ramifications for Melbourne’s homeless population. On 7 February 2017, in a contentious move, City of Melbourne’s Future Melbourne Committee...

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Homelessness laws are discriminatory and will add to burden on police, courts and legal aid – LIV
Homelessness laws are discriminatory and will add to burden on police, courts and legal aid – LIV

 Karin Derkley 30 Mar 2017

Proposed changes to local laws aiming to reduce the number of homeless people in the CBD will result in more vulnerable people...

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International human rights advocacy
International human rights advocacy

 Tess McEvoy 21 Mar 2017

Tess McEvoy is legal counsel and program coordinator at the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) in Geneva and New York. She spoke to the LIV Young Lawyers about her career...

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Memo to LCA on the Draft Terms of Reference to the Inquiry into Incarceration Rates of Indigenous Australians
Memo to LCA on the Draft Terms of Reference to the Inquiry into Incarceration Rates of Indigenous Australians

 Clara Bradley 20 Mar 2017

The Aboriginal Deaths in Custody report, along with numerous others, have made over 400 recommendations in the past 25...

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Exchange brings rewards
Exchange brings rewards

 Carolyn Ford 01 Mar 2017

For Federal Court judge Mordecai Bromberg promoting human rights and the rule of law is close to home. From small things, big things grow. That is true of the human rights movement...

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Letter to Lord Mayor on proposed by-law changes
Letter to Lord Mayor on proposed by-law changes

 Kate Browne 07 Feb 2017

This letter to the Lord Mayor notes the LIV's concerns about the proposed by-law amendments to broaden the definition of public camping...

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Remembering Ronald Ryan
Remembering Ronald Ryan

 Kathy Laster 01 Feb 2017

Through his death, the last man executed in Australia provided the impetus for the end of the death penalty. It is the 50th anniversary of the execution of Ronald Ryan...

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Temporary Visa for Parents Discussion Paper – LCA and LIV Joint Submission
Temporary Visa for Parents Discussion Paper – LCA and LIV Joint Submission

 ALHR Section 19 Dec 2016

The LIV sent a joint submission with the Law Council of Australia to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s Discussion Paper...

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A Response to Victoria's Animal Welfare Action Plan
A Response to Victoria's Animal Welfare Action Plan

 Kate Browne 19 Dec 2016

The LIV provided a submission in response to the Victorian Government’s Draft Action Plan for improving the welfare of animals in Victoria...

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Capacity Guidelines Launch
Capacity Guidelines Launch

 Rebecca Park, Michelle Whyte 16 Dec 2016

The LIV Capacity Guidelines and Toolkit (the Guidelines) are a comprehensive resource for practitioners about what to do when a client’s capacity...

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Infrastructure Victoria, Draft 30-year Infrastructure Strategy
Infrastructure Victoria, Draft 30-year Infrastructure Strategy

 Keren Murray & Andrew Tabone 06 Dec 2016

The Law Institute of Victoria (‘LIV’) welcomes the opportunity to provide its submission on Infrastructure Victoria’s Draft 30-year Strategy...

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10 years of Victorian Human Rights Charter
10 years of Victorian Human Rights Charter

 Law Institute Journal 01 Dec 2016

Human rights protections and democracy have a symbiotic relationship, Professor Hilary Charlesworth said in her address at the Supreme Court library commemorating the 10th anniversary of...

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Animal welfare working group launched
Animal welfare working group launched

 Law Institute Journal 01 Nov 2016

Lawyers need to be better educated about animal welfare so they can bring the issue of animal abuse to the courts, barrister Carmel Morfuni told a meeting to officially launch the LIV’s Animal Welfare Working Group (AWWG)...

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