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ICJV Endorses Michael Stanton’s Article on Judicial Independence

ICJV endorses this article by Michael Stanton, Vice-President of Liberty Victoria. The article states how the willingness of Cabinet Ministers to attack the independence of Victorian judges reveals a blatant disregard for the rule of law. It is also inconsistent with fundamental conservative principles. The article can be read by following the link below. http://www.smh.com.au/comment/duttons-attacks-on-the-judiciary-are-anything-but-conservative-20180115-h0ieqg.html

Public Attacks Against the Victorian Judiciary Are Unfounded and Dangerous

ICJ Victoria has previously deplored the public attacks made by politicians against the character and independence of judges and magistrates in Victoria. It is unfortunate that such attacks are continuing to occur. The comments made in recent days by a senior Cabinet Minister not only reveal a blatant misunderstanding of the judicial process, but also […]

Community Opening of the Legal Year 2018

ICJ Victoria are pleased to announce the Community Opening of the Legal Year will be held on 5 February 2018. Our guest speakers will be the Head Judge of the Koori Court, Judge Paul Grant, and Lidia Thorpe MP. Other highlights will be an acoustic performance from Kutcha Edwards, spoken word poetry from VMC Youth […]

ICJV Endorses the LCA on the Age of Criminal Responsibility

We support the Law Council’s call for an immediate increase in the age of criminal responsibility to 12 years and the introduction of a minimum age of 14 years for the detention of children. The authority for the Law Council’s proposal is the Convention on the Rights of the Child. That Australian law should reflect […]

ICJV Calls for Marriage Equality After Resounding ‘Yes’ Vote

Following the resounding ‘Yes’ answer to same-sex marriage, ICJ Victoria calls on Parliament to amend the Marriage Act so that civil marriage is available to all couples, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status.