LIJ Articles


  • The Vital Voice – Unpacking the Uluru Statement from the Heart
    The Law Institute of Victoria was proud to host Professor Megan Davis in April 2021. In this recording of her appearance, Professor Davis provides insights into her work in the area of constitutional reform over the last 10 years, the process which led to historic consensus achieved in the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the legal work which has occurred since it was issued particularly in relation to a Voice to Parliament.
  • Understanding the Voice to Parliament
    The LIV brings together the Hon Kenneth Hayne AC KC, Jon Faine and Rachel Perkins as they explain the origins of the Voice to Parliament, the constitutional implications and what it will mean for Australia.
  • MCV Specialist Courts & Program Series: Koori Court
    MCV’s Koori Court is a culturally appropriate sentencing court for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander defendants who plead guilty. The Koori Court facilitates conversations with the defendant and their family and lawyer sitting around an oval table, directly engaging with Koori Court Elders, the magistrate, Victoria Police, Corrections and a Koori Court officer to address underlying issues.

VALS Justice Yarns Podcast

Magistrates' Court of Victoria

  • Koori Court: Self-determination in action
    In the first of a series on Victoria’s specialist courts, Magistrate Rose Falla talks to the LIJ about the expansion and ongoing success of the Koori Court.
  • Culturally safe and aware practice
    Lawyers can – and should – increase the cultural safety of their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients through thoughtful and compassionate practice.

Yoorrook Justice Commission

Commission for Children and Young People

  • Our Youth, Our Way
    Systemic inquiry into the over-representation of Aboriginal children and young people in Victoria's youth justice system.
  • Legal FeaturesJuly 2023

    Always was, always will be Koori children
    Investigation into the circumstances of Aboriginal children and young people in out-of-home care in Victoria.

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