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International human rights advocacy
International human rights advocacy

 Tess McEvoy 21 Mar 2017

Tess McEvoy is legal counsel and program coordinator at the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) in Geneva and New York. She spoke to the LIV Young Lawyers about her career...

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Memo to LCA on the Draft Terms of Reference to the Inquiry into Incarceration Rates of Indigenous Australians
Memo to LCA on the Draft Terms of Reference to the Inquiry into Incarceration Rates of Indigenous Australians

 Clara Bradley 20 Mar 2017

The Aboriginal Deaths in Custody report, along with numerous others, have made over 400 recommendations in the past 25...

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Exchange brings rewards
Exchange brings rewards

 Carolyn Ford 01 Mar 2017

For Federal Court judge Mordecai Bromberg promoting human rights and the rule of law is close to home. From small things, big things grow. That is true of the human rights movement...

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Letter to Lord Mayor on proposed by-law changes
Letter to Lord Mayor on proposed by-law changes

 Kate Browne 07 Feb 2017

This letter to the Lord Mayor notes the LIV's concerns about the proposed by-law amendments to broaden the definition of public camping...

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Remembering Ronald Ryan
Remembering Ronald Ryan

 Kathy Laster 01 Feb 2017

Through his death, the last man executed in Australia provided the impetus for the end of the death penalty. It is the 50th anniversary of the execution of Ronald Ryan...

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Temporary Visa for Parents Discussion Paper – LCA and LIV Joint Submission
Temporary Visa for Parents Discussion Paper – LCA and LIV Joint Submission

 ALHR Section 19 Dec 2016

The LIV sent a joint submission with the Law Council of Australia to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s Discussion Paper...

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A Response to Victoria's Animal Welfare Action Plan
A Response to Victoria's Animal Welfare Action Plan

 Kate Browne 19 Dec 2016

The LIV provided a submission in response to the Victorian Government’s Draft Action Plan for improving the welfare of animals in Victoria...

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Capacity Guidelines Launch
Capacity Guidelines Launch

 Rebecca Park, Michelle Whyte 16 Dec 2016

The LIV Capacity Guidelines and Toolkit (the Guidelines) are a comprehensive resource for practitioners about what to do when a client’s capacity...

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Infrastructure Victoria, Draft 30-year Infrastructure Strategy
Infrastructure Victoria, Draft 30-year Infrastructure Strategy

 Keren Murray & Andrew Tabone 06 Dec 2016

The Law Institute of Victoria (‘LIV’) welcomes the opportunity to provide its submission on Infrastructure Victoria’s Draft 30-year Strategy...

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10 years of Victorian Human Rights Charter
10 years of Victorian Human Rights Charter

 Law Institute Journal 01 Dec 2016

Human rights protections and democracy have a symbiotic relationship, Professor Hilary Charlesworth said in her address at the Supreme Court library commemorating the 10th anniversary of...

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Animal welfare working group launched
Animal welfare working group launched

 Law Institute Journal 01 Nov 2016

Lawyers need to be better educated about animal welfare so they can bring the issue of animal abuse to the courts, barrister Carmel Morfuni told a meeting to officially launch the LIV’s Animal Welfare Working Group (AWWG)...

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Collaboration is key
Collaboration is key

 Jennifer Holdstock 01 Nov 2016

Ensure your contribution is directed where it is most needed. Giving back to the community is very important. After 11 years in law firms and in-house roles, I became a sole practitioner in January 2013 and took on a...

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LIV urges PM to drop plebiscite
LIV urges PM to drop plebiscite

 Law Institute Journal 01 Oct 2016

The federal government should withdraw plans for a plebiscite and amend the Marriage Act to allow same-sex couples, intersex and transgender people to marry, the LIV has said in an open letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull...

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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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