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A joint open letter to the Attorney-General and Ministers Mikakos and Neville on youth justice reform
A joint open letter to the Attorney-General and Ministers Mikakos and Neville on youth justice reform

 LIV Media 07 Jun 2017

The LIV has co-signed a letter to the Victorian state government expressing deep concerns about the recent...

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright 01 Jun 2017

Kennon – Wife’s evidence of family violence should not have been excluded for imprecision – Weight to be given to it was another matter...

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Diminishing powers
Diminishing powers

 Fleur Ward 01 Apr 2017

The Children’s Court of Victoria is an important socio-legal institution and the legislative framework underpinning it must empower the Court to determine independently and fully...

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Easing the pain
Easing the pain

 Emma Litleton 01 Apr 2017

In April 2016, the Victorian parliament passed the Access to Medicinal Cannabis Act. The legislation will have an impact on seriously ill children and eventually the wider community...

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Restorative justice in the Children's Court
Restorative justice in the Children's Court

 Francis Zemljak 01 Apr 2017

Applying restorative justice in child protection proceedings provides vulnerable families with the opportunity to achieve positive change...

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Family Law Judgments
Family Law Judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright 01 Apr 2017

In Welch & Abney [2016] FamCAFC 271 (22 December 2016) the Full Court (Murphy, Aldridge & Kent JJ) allowed the wife’s appeal against Austin J’s treatment of her non-commutable...

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CCYP Permanency Amendments Inquiry
CCYP Permanency Amendments Inquiry

 Clara Bradley 23 Nov 2016

The LIV made a submission to the Victorian Commission for Children and Young People Inquiry into the implementation of amendments...

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Transforming lives
Transforming lives

 Adele Katzew 01 Nov 2016

Access to treatment has improved for children who suffer from gender dysphoria, but there are still some unnecessary hurdles. Many children who identify as transgender experience gender dysphoria...

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Reforming adoption laws
Reforming adoption laws

 VLRC 01 Nov 2016

The VLRC has been asked to consider whether the Adoption Act operates harmoniously with other legislation. The Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC) is reviewing the Adoption Act 1984 in order to bring it up to date with...

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Child protection reforms bring abuse risk
Child protection reforms bring abuse risk

 Law Institute Journal 01 Nov 2016

Changes to child protection laws have taken Victoria back to an outdated and discredited model of child welfare that risks repeating the abuse of children in out-of-home care that was rife in the 1960s, the LIV has argued...

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Child protection changes under review
Child protection changes under review

 Law Institute Journal 01 Oct 2016

Unsuitable placement of Aboriginal children, unrealistic time frames for parents to achieve family reunification, prevalence of litigants with neurodisabilities and little recognition of children’s rights...

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New benchbook on family violence
New benchbook on family violence

 Law Institute Journal 01 Oct 2016

The first stage of a new online bench book for judicial officers dealing with domestic and family violence related cases has been published. Federal Attorney-General Senator George Brandis welcomed the release in August...

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Social justice: Back to the future
Social justice: Back to the future

 Divya Sharma 01 Oct 2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are 26 times more likely to be incarcerated than non-Indigenous children and an astounding 97 per cent of children in detention in the Northern Territory represent this category...

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Review of the Adoption Act 1984
Review of the Adoption Act 1984

 LIV Submissions 27 Sep 2016

This submission has been prepared by members of the LIV Family Law Section, Administrative Law and Human Rights Section and Reconciliation Advancement Committee...

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News from the Bench – cases of interest from the Full Court of Family Court
News from the Bench – cases of interest from the Full Court of Family Court

 LIV Family Law and Collaborative Practice Section 23 Aug 2016

Appeal by great grandparents to a finding they had no standing to institute parenting proceedings to spend...

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