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National Framework for Information Sharing between the Family Law and Family Violence and Child Protection Systems
National Framework for Information Sharing between the Family Law and Family Violence and Child Protection Systems

 Family Violence Working Group 16 Nov 2020

The LIV has contributed to the LCA’s submission regarding reform aimed at improving information sharing for family safety projects, including identifying gaps in the National Framework...

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Inside stories: ‘Pod’ plays guiding role  in young lives
Inside stories: ‘Pod’ plays guiding role in young lives

 Paula Hughes and Lanie Harris 01 Oct 2020

An innovative pro bono legal program supports young people exiting state care.

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Inside stories: Bringing relief in dangerous times
Inside stories: Bringing relief in dangerous times

 Carolyn Ford 01 May 2020

A health justice partnership is making a difference for new mothers affected by family violence.

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Consultation on proposed legislative reform of Children, Youth and Families Act 2005
Consultation on proposed legislative reform of Children, Youth and Families Act 2005

 Family Law Section 01 Apr 2020

The Law Institute of Victoria has welcomed the introduction of a new framework to support children in out-of-home care and reduce the impact of the criminal justice system on young people in care...
 

 

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VLA e-learning module on the links between crime, child protection, family law and family violence
VLA e-learning module on the links between crime, child protection, family law and family violence

 Family Law Section 24 Oct 2019

Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) has developed a free e-learning module on the links between crime, child protection, family law and family violence...

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

  Robert Glade-Wright & Craig Nicol 01 Sep 2019

Threshold hearing on Rice & Asplund – Application dismissed...

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

  Robert Glade-Wright & Craig Nicol 01 Aug 2019

Artificial conception – sperm donor wins bid in High Court for fatherhood...

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Family Law Judgments
Family Law Judgments

  Robert Glade-Wright & Craig Nicol 01 Jul 2019

Expressions “supervised time” and time spent “in the presence of” may be used interchangeably...

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Family Law Section Newsletter
Family Law Section Newsletter

 Family Law Section 28 Jun 2019

The April edition of the Family Law Section Newsletter is now available...

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Jail for sports clubs that fail to protect children
Jail for sports clubs that fail to protect children

 Karin Derkley 13 Mar 2019

Lawyers who advise sporting clubs, whether in a formal or voluntary capacity, need to make them aware that failing to protect children from abuse could result in jail...
 

 

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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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Legal service helping Aboriginal youths is forced to close
Legal service helping Aboriginal youths is forced to close

 Karin Derkley 21 Nov 2018

Balit Ngulu, which closed down in October because of a lack of ongoing funding, would seem exactly the kind of service needed to keep Aboriginal kids out of prison and out-of-home care...

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Australia's progress in implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
Australia's progress in implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

 Family Law Section 26 Oct 2018

The Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) has prepared a submission to the United Nations Committee regarding Australia's progress in implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

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Child Safety, Welfare and Wellbeing Information Sharing Proposed Legislative Model
Child Safety, Welfare and Wellbeing Information Sharing Proposed Legislative Model

 Family Law Section 26 Oct 2018

The Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) has prepared a submission to Nous Group in relation to the proposed amendments to the Child Safety and Wellbeing Information Sharing Legislative Framework.  

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LIV calls on government to fund Balit Ngulu
LIV calls on government to fund Balit Ngulu

 Family Law Section 05 Oct 2018

The LIV has written to the Attorney-General Martin Pakula expressing concern at the closure of the Aboriginal Youth Legal Service known as Balit Ngulu because of a lack of government funding...

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