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Coronavirus jurisprudence April 2020

Coronavirus and the Courts

29 May 2020
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The coronavirus pandemic is having a substantial impact on courts all around Australia. We have created this page to help courts, and court users, understand the different practices that have been put in place across the jurisdiction.

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National Reconcilation Week

In this together - National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June 2020)

26 May 2020
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This week we celebrate National Reconciliation Week, commemorating two significant milestones in our reconciliation journey - the 1967 referendum, and the 1992 High Court Mabo decision. 

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Coronavirus and Judicial Wellbeing Resource

11 May 2020
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We have curated a selection of resources to help support the wellbeing of the judiciary and broader community during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

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Judge Alone Trial Applications

6 May 2020
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We have prepared an overview of recent amendments to the Criminal Procedure Act that for the first time in Victoria, and for a brief six-month period, allow for certain criminal trials to be held before a judge alone without a jury. 

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Coronavirus: Jurisprudence, Emergency Laws and the Courts

5 May 2020
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The novel coronavirus is having a substantial impact on all aspects of Australian life. We have created three resources to assist you stay up-to-date with the effect of the pandemic on the legal system.

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Coronavirus jurisprudence April 2020

Coronavirus jurisprudence

5 May 2020
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The novel coronavirus is having a substantial impact on all aspects of Australian life. This new resource examines how the virus is affecting individual proceedings and the application of general principles, whether it be to bail, sentencing, the decision to grant a trial by judge alone, or otherwise.

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Judges and Social Media

1 May 2020
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There are risks and benefits for judges using social media – our new LIJ article out now

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Jess Hill Stella Prize Winner

15 April 2020
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The College would like to congratulate author and investigative journalist Jess Hill, winner of the 2020 Stella Prize for her powerful study into domestic abuse.

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What is the shadow I am casting?

15 April 2020
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Many Court leaders and judicial officers find themselves in a changing working environment. UK Leadership Coach Dr Peter Shaw provides 10 questions worth asking yourself about managing time and energy under these different working conditions.

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Supreme Court Virtual Hearings

15 April 2020
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The Supreme Court of Victoria has provided a dedicated website page with information about the Court’s virtual hearings for practitioners.

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Free Victorian Reports Access

6 April 2020
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The Victorian Reports will be free to access online for the next three months as part of Little William Bourke Pty Ltd’s pandemic assistance plan for legal practitioners.

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Key Bail cases updated

3 April 2020
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We have updated our list of Key Bail Act Cases to include several cases from the Victorian Supreme Court on COVID-19, including Re Broes [2020] VSC 128, Re Lado [2020] VSC 132, Re McCann [2020] VSC 138 and Re Tong [2020] VSC 141.