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LIV provides input to Australia's Humanitarian Program for 2018-2019
LIV provides input to Australia's Humanitarian Program for 2018-2019

 Administrative Law and Human Rights Section 17 May 2018

In a submission to the Law Council of Australia, the Law Institute of Victoria has offered input into the Department of Home Affairs consultation regarding Australia's Humanitarian 2018-19 program...

 

 

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LIV calls for justice targets to reduce Indigenous imprisonment rates
LIV calls for justice targets to reduce Indigenous imprisonment rates

 Reconciliation and Advancement Committee 09 Mar 2018

The Law Institute of Victoria's memo to the Law Council of Australia calls for urgent reform to change the laws that lead to disproportionate rates of indigenous imprisonment, in the 'Closing the Gap Refresh'...

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MP calls for Aboriginal treaty at legal opening
MP calls for Aboriginal treaty at legal opening

 Carolyn Ford 06 Feb 2018

Indigenous disadvantage, in particular the historically high incarceration rates of Aboriginal men, women and children, was the focus of the community opening of the legal year hosted by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) at the County Court this week...

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The independent, low profile third arm of government
The independent, low profile third arm of government

 Justice Emilios Kyrou 01 Dec 2017

The recent case involving three federal ministers demonstrates how contempt of court enables courts to protect their independence and the integrity of the administration of justice...

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Opinion: Modern slavery and business
Opinion: Modern slavery and business

 Sunil Rao 01 Dec 2017

The global effort to combat human rights violations through shared responsibility with business is now widely acknowledged. The view that human rights are an ethical issue solely of concern to...

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Desperate on Nauru
Desperate on Nauru

 Alessandra Di Natale and Sylvie Alston 01 Nov 2017

Right now on Nauru a group of vulnerable asylum seekers are in desperate need of legal help. These traumatised people escaped war and oppression, and there is no legal help available on Nauru...

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Justice Connect turns 25
Justice Connect turns 25

 Carolyn Ford 17 Oct 2017

Professor Gillian Triggs was the keynote speaker at Justice Connect's 25th anniversary dinner...

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Victoria Leads On Human Rights
Victoria Leads On Human Rights

 George Williams & Daniel Reynolds 01 Sep 2017

Many Australians believe our nation already has a national bill of rights, and yet Australia is the only democratic nation without one. It’s time Australia had a Charter of Rights...

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Inquiry into Freedom of Speech 2016
Inquiry into Freedom of Speech 2016

 Administrative Law and Human Rights Section 20 Jun 2017

The LIV submits that the current operation of Part IIA of the Racial Discrimination Act does not impose unreasonable restrictions upon freedom of speech...

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Rights without remedies
Rights without remedies

 Bill Swannie 01 Jun 2017

An independent review recommended the Charter be amended to allow legal proceedings based on breach of the rights in the Charter. Recent cases illustrate the current difficulties...

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Voluntary Assisted Dying Submission
Voluntary Assisted Dying Submission

 Administrative Law and Human Rights Section 09 May 2017

The LIV has made a submission to the Ministerial Advisory Panel on Voluntary Assisted Dying to ensure proposed legislation for voluntary assisted dying in Victoria is clear, workable and in line with the rule of law...

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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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