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Lally, Amy ;
LIJ (2005) 79 No 8
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic)
A regular column on advocacy which is to represent the interests of members and the wider community, for which the Law Institute actively seeks to influence policy and legislation through lobbying and submissions to government, the courts and other bodies. The column has a LIV and the media column, which lists all instances of note in the media for the preceeding months > Some entries in this months column include:- ; Charter of rights - Submission to the Human Rights Consultation Project in support of a Charter of Rights for Victoria ; Trade agreements - meeting with Deprtment of Foreign Affairs Asia Trade Task Force head, Michael Mugliston ; SRO policy for interest and penalties - submission to the State revenue Office (SRO) - discussion paper on interest and penalities ; Land rich provisions - submission to State Revenue Commissioner - definition of associated transaction and the SRO's draft Ruling DR12/05 DA on registration of declared public unit trust schemes ; Conveyancing - meeting discuss regulation of conveyancers ; Land tax -- meeting with SRO to discussion land tax and trusts ; Taxation - meeting to discuss the Inspector General of Taxation (IGT) investigation into ATO litigation practices ; Sexual Offences Advisory Committee - meeting to discuss criminal justices response to sexual assault ; Hospital orders -submission ; Associations Incorporation Act - commentary on interim report by Dianne Hadden ; Accident Compensation Act - letter pointing out drafting oversight ; Legal profession list - meeting to discuss Legal profession List at VCAT ; Freedom of information - submission on review of Act ; Increases in jurisdiction - submission on proposed increases to County Court and Magistrates Court jurisidiction ; Federal Courts - meeting to discuss the role of litigation funders and the relationship between the FC and Federal Magistrates Court ; Shadow Attorney-General - meeting to discuss tort law reform, courts capital works program, sentencing, charter of rights and increases in taxes and charges; Sentencing - letter to discuss Pathways to Justice: Sentencing Review 2002

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