Unit 34 Legal Studies Issues
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Unit 34 Legal Studies Issues
Current issues in VCE Units 3 and 4 Legal Studies for Victorian students
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Tony Abbott promises to recognise Aborigines as nation's first people

Tony Abbott promises to recognise Aborigines as nation's first people | Unit 34 Legal Studies Issues | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has promised to finalise by September a draft for amending the constitution to recognise Aboriginal people as the first Australians.
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Breaking down the barriers on fences

Breaking down the barriers on fences | Unit 34 Legal Studies Issues | Scoop.it
Fence rows between neighbours have surged to record levels, forcing the state government to act.
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Same-sex newlyweds 'still feel married'

Same-sex newlyweds 'still feel married' | Unit 34 Legal Studies Issues | Scoop.it
They wore white dresses, their fathers walked them down the aisle and last Saturday in Canberra, Tanya and Shar McKinlay said "I do".
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Unit 12 Legal Studies Issues

Resources and articles to help with the Unit 1 and 2 Legal Studies course for VCE Victoria

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Resources and articles to help with the Unit 1 and 2 Legal Studies course for VCE Victoria

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Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal | Fair, efficient justice for all Victorians

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal | Fair, efficient justice for all Victorians | Unit 34 Legal Studies Issues | Scoop.it
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Supreme Court needs a new home

Supreme Court needs a new home | Unit 34 Legal Studies Issues | Scoop.it
The domed splendour of Victoria's Supreme Court building is part of what made Marvellous Melbourne so marvellous.
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Making trials easier to follow

Making trials easier to follow | Unit 34 Legal Studies Issues | Scoop.it
Legal history will be made in Victoria on Monday with new legislation that will make criminal trials easier for jurors to understand.
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Fighting fit: how to survive VCAT

Fighting fit: how to survive VCAT | Unit 34 Legal Studies Issues | Scoop.it
You don't think a car park is right for your area? Chris Vedelago
has tips on taking your fight to the tribunal.
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Christian groups welcome gay marriage referendum

Christian groups welcome gay marriage referendum | Unit 34 Legal Studies Issues | Scoop.it
Christian groups want a referendum on gay marriage, saying Australians will reject any change to the status quo if the question posed was a ''black and white'' choice on whether to allow ''homosexuals to marry''.
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Abbott's big bold plan much too short on detail

Abbott's big bold plan much too short on detail | Unit 34 Legal Studies Issues | Scoop.it
The Coalition will make radical changes in many areas of governance if elected.
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Laws target bikie battles

Laws target bikie battles | Unit 34 Legal Studies Issues | Scoop.it
The Victoria Police anti-bikie taskforce will use new criminal association laws to tackle the recent outbreak of warfare between outlaw motorcycle gangs.
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A dozen ways the legal system courts disaster

A dozen ways the legal system courts disaster | Unit 34 Legal Studies Issues | Scoop.it
Is it really wise to allow ordinary people to be such a powerful force in our justice system?
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Same-sex marriage laws overturned by High Court

Same-sex marriage laws overturned by High Court | Unit 34 Legal Studies Issues | Scoop.it
The High Court has overturned Australia’s first same-sex marriage law.
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Our justice system is failing women

Our justice system is failing women | Unit 34 Legal Studies Issues | Scoop.it
If only Chief Justice Marilyn Warren, in her defence of the courts and her colleagues on the Adult Parole Board during an interview published in The Age on Wednesday, had done more to acknowledge some of the well-documented failings of the justice...
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Parole denials leave Victorian prisons bursting at seams

Parole denials leave Victorian prisons bursting at seams | Unit 34 Legal Studies Issues | Scoop.it
Soaring rates of prisoners denied parole or having it cancelled are driving the crowding crisis in Victoria's prison system.
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Shear determination against council costs sheep owner $200,000

Shear determination against council costs sheep owner $200,000 | Unit 34 Legal Studies Issues | Scoop.it
If someone is judged by how they treat animals, then Vu Ho deserves a lofty place for his fondness for his pet sheep, Baa.
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Family Law: Resolving disputes

Options for dispute resolution in Family Law.


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Guilty as charged: the gran caught selling a goldfish to a teenager

Guilty as charged: the gran caught selling a goldfish to a teenager | Unit 34 Legal Studies Issues | Scoop.it
Lapses in judicial rectitude and unsightly smudges on the exquisite finery of the law were, as ever, part and parcel of the year in review. Here's a smattering from our global round-up of the state of the legal linen.
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Prosecutors oppose Thomson push to avoid jury trial

Prosecutors oppose Thomson push to avoid jury trial | Unit 34 Legal Studies Issues | Scoop.it
The Office of Public Prosecutions is opposing a move by federal MP Craig Thomson to have his fraud and theft charges - involving the alleged use of a Health Services Union credit card to pay for prostitutes - heard in the Melbourne Magistrates...
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New VCAT to come to a store near you

New VCAT to come to a store near you | Unit 34 Legal Studies Issues | Scoop.it
The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal will work into the evening, hold hearings in outer suburban shopping centres and try to stick to a 90-minute limit for smaller cases.
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VCAT fees set to rise

VCAT fees set to rise | Unit 34 Legal Studies Issues | Scoop.it
Pursuing justice in the so called "people's court" will cost more from March and would skyrocket in two years' time under planned fee rises at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
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Why a referendum on gay marriage is a bad idea

Why a referendum on gay marriage is a bad idea | Unit 34 Legal Studies Issues | Scoop.it
I understand why some supporters of marriage equality support independent MP Tony Windsor's idea of a referendum on the issue.
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Discrimination laws go back to the drawing board

Discrimination laws go back to the drawing board | Unit 34 Legal Studies Issues | Scoop.it
The Gillard government has put its plans to overhaul anti-discrimination laws on hold as Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus concedes the proposed laws may not have struck the right balance.
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