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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 […]

ICJ Victoria Deplores Public Attack on Judicial Independence

PDF of Media Release 13 June 2017 ICJ Victoria deplores the public attack three Commonwealth Ministers have made against the character and independence of Victorian judges. The Ministers’ statements follow comments made by senior judges in the Victorian Court of Appeal during argument of an appeal brought by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions against […]

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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