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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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The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

 LIV Submissions 15 Sep 2016

The LIV welcomes the Consultation Paper on Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Out-of-Home Care (OOHC) (the Consultation paper)...

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LIV urges two key Charter reforms
LIV urges two key Charter reforms

 Law Institute Journal 01 Sep 2016

Prompt resolution of human rights complaints and systemic issues will result if the state government introduces two key reforms recommended in the 2015 review of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006...

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Careers in Law
Careers in Law

 Philip G. Alston 30 Aug 2016

I wish I could say that I developed an early interest in justice and fairness which led me to want to practice law and try to make a difference in the world. But the mundane truth is that I didn’t like maths or science much...

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Social Justice: Human rights for sex workers
Social Justice: Human rights for sex workers

 Suzan Gencay 01 Aug 2016

Decriminalising sex work reduces the risk of violence, stigma and discrimination for workers.

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According to merit?/Diversity: Transparency on pay of men and women
According to merit?/Diversity: Transparency on pay of men and women

 Caroline Jones 01 Aug 2016

Women’s average full-time base salary in Australia is 17.3 per cent less than men’s.

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LIV welcomes government’s Charter response – but encourages greater accessibility
LIV welcomes government’s Charter response – but encourages greater accessibility

 LIV Media 25 Jul 2016

The Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) welcomes the government’s response...

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Letter to President of the Independent Lawyers’ Association of Myanmar
Letter to President of the Independent Lawyers’ Association of Myanmar

 Administrative Law & Human Rights Section 04 Jul 2016

The LIV sent a letter of congratulations to the recently established Independent Lawyers’ Association of Myanmar offering to support...

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LIV calls for refugee movement
LIV calls for refugee movement

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jun 2016

The LIV is saddened by the death of a refugee man on Nauru in April from self-immolation. Iranian refugee Omid Masoumali, 23, died during a monitoring mission by the UNHCR to the island where he had been held...

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Calling on lawyers to speak out
Calling on lawyers to speak out

 Sarah Ferguson 01 Jun 2016

For decades, collaborations between journalism and lawyers and legal services have produced some of the best programs ever made on the ABC. As governments, bureaucracies and corporations...

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LIV Advocacy
LIV Advocacy

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jun 2016

LIV president Steven Sapountsis and LIV CEO Nerida Wallace met Chief Magistrate Peter Lauritsen and discussed the protocols for members of the profession having priority on hearing days over self represented litigants...

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LIV makes more than 100 recommendations for improved access to justice
LIV makes more than 100 recommendations for improved access to justice

 Kerry O'Shea 02 Mar 2016

The Law Institute of Victoria has made 104 recommendations for improvements in access to justice in its submission to the Department of Justice and...

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Open letter from members of the legal profession on offshore detention
Open letter from members of the legal profession on offshore detention

 Josephine Polak 24 Feb 2016

This joint letter, representative bodies, legal associations and jurists, calls for the 267 asylum seekers at the centre of the recent unsuccessful...

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Introducing Victoria’s Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality
Introducing Victoria’s Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality

 Katie Miller 17 Sep 2015

When I got engaged, I did not hesitate to announce it to my work colleagues – it was an important event in my life, and who doesn’t like a wedding...

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

 Katie Miller 10 Jun 2015

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is held on 15 June each year. It’s a good opportunity for lawyers to reflect on the challenges we face in acting for older clients and those who care for them...

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