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Youth summit and lawyers’ experiences
Youth summit and lawyers’ experiences

 Steven Sapountsis 28 Jul 2016

Last Thursday, legal policy lawyer Clara Bradley and I attended the Victoria Police Chief Commissioner’s Youth Summit...

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In the interests of the child
In the interests of the child

 Peter Lynch 01 Jul 2016

The family law courts will often order the appointment of an independent children’s lawyer to represent the interests of the child and ensure the integrity of the evidence. In complex parenting disputes in the family...

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Family Law Judgments
Family Law Judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright 01 Jul 2016

In Director Clinical Services, Child & Adolescent Health Services and Kiszko & Anor [2016] FCWA 19 (24 March 2016) Thackray CJ of the Family Court of WA heard an application filed by the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH)...

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Ratifying OPCAT in the context of youth detention
Ratifying OPCAT in the context of youth detention

 LIV Submissions 28 Jun 2016

The LIV’s submission to the Australian Children’s Commissioner on ratifying the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) in the context...

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When parents abduct their children
When parents abduct their children

 Amanda Humphreys 01 Jun 2016

Three or four children are abducted by a parent into or out of Australia each week. Family law specialist Amanda Humphreys outlines the role of mediation in international family law disputes...

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Vulnerable Victorians the focus of LIV Government Lawyers Conference
Vulnerable Victorians the focus of LIV Government Lawyers Conference

 LIV Media 26 May 2016

This year’s Government Lawyers Conference, to be held on Wednesday June 1, will focus on building understanding, expertise and skills...

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Opinion: Better outcomes for children
Opinion: Better outcomes for children

 Kylie Beckhouse 01 Apr 2016

Independent Children's Lawyers are getting more resources to help those at the centre of family law disputes - the children. In 2014-15, Independent Children’s Lawyers (ICLs) represented children in family courts in about 4800 cases...

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YLJ now online
YLJ now online

 Law Institute Victoria 01 Apr 2016

The Young Lawyers Journal (YLJ) is going digital – and quarterly. Starting this month, the YLJ will be emailed to YL members as an interactive flipbook four times a year...

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New children's commissioner
New children's commissioner

 Law Institute Victoria 01 Apr 2016

Victoria’s new Commissioner for Children and Young People Liana Buchanan will have responsibility for a new reportable conduct scheme in Victoria to improve child safety...

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LIV welcomes recommendations to improve family violence legal response
LIV welcomes recommendations to improve family violence legal response

 Kerry O'Shea 30 Mar 2016

The Law Institute of Victoria welcomes the report of the Royal Commission into Family Violence and is examining its recommendations for improvements...

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Australia’s legal community urges PM to end offshore detention
Australia’s legal community urges PM to end offshore detention

 Kerry O'Shea 24 Feb 2016

Australia’s legal community has called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to end offshore immigration detention and bring all asylum seekers and...

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LIV welcomes appointment of Liana Buchanan
LIV welcomes appointment of Liana Buchanan

 Kerry O'Shea 23 Feb 2016

Today’s appointment of lawyer Liana Buchanan as Commissioner for Children and Young People has been enthusiastically welcomed by...

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