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Analyzing the ESC’s proposed Family Violence Clause

Analyzing the ESC’s proposed Family Violence Clause<p>VCOSS submission on family violence and essential services<p>Document published on 28 March 2017<p>The …

Disability Groups Unite Against Mobility Allowance Cuts | PBA

Disability groups across the country have united in protest against proposed cuts that could leave people with disability without access to transport.<p>…

Budgeting

Report on the Fifth National Law Firm Pro Bono Survey of Australian firms with fifty or more lawyers released today

<b>Report on the Fifth National Law Firm Pro Bono Survey of Australian firms with fifty or more lawyers released today</b><p>21 March 2017<p>Share …

Is digital connectivity threatening your privacy?

Share selection to:<p>It is 11.15am and you are in the middle of a doctor’s appointment when a reminder message for your Melbourne to Sydney flight that …

Australian Universities

'Tag a mate who loves pineapple on their pizza': how Australian police bought into meme culture

New South Wales police say there is a serious strategy behind attracting likes and shares to their Facebook page with light-hearted content<p>If you’re among the 732,300-odd people who like the New South Wales police force on Facebook, the proliferation of puns about Adele might have tipped you off – …

Social Media

Government Doubles Down With $1.6m On Foster Carer Recruitment

The Andrews Labor Government will invest a further $1.6 million to continue a successful recruitment campaign to attract more foster carers to help …

Parenting

Young lawyers condemn time cuts for asylum seekers’ visas

The federal government’s move to reduce the time that asylum seekers have to lodge protection visa applications is an affront to the principle of …

Immigration

Youth Justice Inquiry submission recommends youth justice reform in Victoria | Criminology

Monash Criminologists Sharon Pickering, Marie Segrave and Leanne Weber have presented their collaborative research on … Continue reading Temporary …

Australian Universities

Nauru detains two detention centre guards after revoking visas

Male and female security officer expected to be deported on Wednesday after being detained in cells since Sunday<p>The Nauruan government has detained two Wilson Security officers who work at the Australian-run centre, and are scheduled to be deported on Wednesday.<p>Guardian Australia understands that a …

Australia

ABS celebrates diversity of migrants on Harmony Day

<b>MEDIA RELEASE</b><p>21 March 2017<p>Embargoed: 11.30 am (Canberra time)<p>29/2017<p><b>ABS celebrates diversity of migrants on Harmony Day</b><p>More than 60 per cent of …

Demographics

Sorry, a Robot Is Not About to Replace Your Lawyer

Impressive advances in artificial intelligence technology tailored for legal work have led some lawyers to worry that their profession may be Silicon Valley’s next victim.<p>But recent research and even the people working on the software meant to automate legal work say the adoption of A.I. in law …

Artificial Intelligence

Law Week Event 2017: Youth Crime, Youth Justice | The Sentencing Advisory Council

The Council has announced its major community education event for the year, which will be held as part of the Victoria Law Foundation’s Law Week 2017.<p>…

Criminal Justice

'Headless chook' Brandis accused of pressuring inquiry

The man in charge of the Productivity Commission's inquiry into access to justice has criticised Attorney-General George Brandis for attempting to …

Corruption

Former top cops want 'white market' in illicit drugs

A new report into drug-related deaths has proposed the decriminalisation of drug use in Australia.The Australia21 report has the backing of former …

Addiction

Fear not the robot lawyer

Lawyers aren’t going to have to fight the replicants for their jobs just yet – at least according to one expert, who says computers will never …

Artificial Intelligence

Former US juvenile jails chief urges Andrews to rethink approach to teen crime

US youth justice expert Vincent Schiraldi holds the firm view that most juvenile jails ought to be shut down. He has advice for the Andrews …

Injustice

Law deans take funding fight to Brandis

by Katie Walsh<p>Deans of law schools across the nation have joined forces to lobby the federal government to stop funding cuts to legal assistance …

College & University

Restraints leave teenage inmates with broken bones

The "clumsy" use of restraint by staff in Victoria's troubled juvenile jails has left children with broken bones, while handcuffs have made self-harm …

Indigenous families battling against becoming second Stolen Generation

Families who believe they are becoming part of a second Stolen Generation in the Northern Territory are fighting back.An Arnhem Land family have …

Aboriginal Australians

Former premiers and Australian police chiefs call for drug decriminalisation

Bob Carr, Jeff Kennett and former police commissioners release reform blueprint based on treating drug use as a health issue rather than a legal one<p>A group of former premiers, police commissioners and legal advocates have luanched a push for decriminalisation as part of a widespread reform of drug …

Australia

Family violence: Ending the hidden crime

Share selection to:<p>Glyn Davis<br>G'day. I'm Glyn Davis, and this is The Policy Shop, a place where we talk about policy choices.<p>Daniel Andrews<br>Last year, …

Violence Against Women

Woman Graduating in 2020 Could be First to Achieve Pay Parity | PBA

The class of 2020 could be the first generation to close the gender pay gap, according to new research.<p>A report from global professional services …

Gender

News and events: Always was, always will be Koori children

Wednesday 8 March 2017<p>Always was, always will be Koori children<p>It is no secret that across Australia and in every jurisdiction there are way too many …

Clickability: New disability services review site to go national

According to a report on disability rights released in 2014 by the Australian Human Rights Commission, Australia lags behind other developed nations, …

Australian News

Canada judge resigns over 'keep your knees together' comment in rape trial

Judicial watchdog said federal judge Robin Camp should be removed over remarks to complainant that ‘sex and pain sometimes go together’<p>A judge who asked a complainant in a rape trial why she couldn’t just keep her knees together has resigned, hours after the disciplinary body for Canadian judges …

Misogyny

Yarra Valley family violence victims fear legal centre closure

At least one Victorian community legal centre - where half the clients need legal help for family violence - faces closure when federal funding dries …

Victoria (Australia)

Penalty rates cut could worsen gender pay gap, says Australia Institute

Analysis conducted with Centre for Future Work says changes to Sunday rates increase risk, as women make up a greater proportion of part-time workforce<p>A cut to penalty rates could exacerbate the gender pay gap with a new analysis showing women earn 33% less than men when their rates of part-time …

Women's News

Salvos promotes tech specialist to partner

Guy Betar has been promoted to partner at Salvos Legal, becoming the sixth partner of the social-enterprise law firm.<p>A privacy, technology, and …

Disability Advocacy Funding Failure | PBA

The future of many disability advocacy organisations is under threat with the expected loss of NSW government funding from July 2018 as the National …

Australia

Legal Aid approaching funding crisis point

Funding down, demand up for legal assistance to Bendigo's most disadvantaged.

Legal Aid