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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 […]

ICJ Victoria Endorses Comments Made by the LCA

ICJ Victoria is disturbed by the dangerous trend of politicians’ contemptuous attacks on the judiciary and the administration of justice in response to decisions they see as unfavourable to their particular interests. As Lawyers Weekly reports: “The Law Council of Australia has lashed out at Immigration Minister Peter Dutton following his latest attack and questioning of the […]

Second Chance Coffee

Endorsement: Second Chance Coffee

On the 20th of April 2017, Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, and the Honourable David Harper, former Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria, launched a social enterprise coffee kiosk outside Sunshine Magistrates’ Court. The kiosk, named ‘Second Chance Coffee,’ equips men and women in the criminal justice system with […]

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