As part of the wider review of Victoria’s victim’s services, the CIJ was also commissioned by the Department of Justice and Community Safety to conduct a separate review of the Child Witness Service (CWS) in 2019.
The purpose of this Issues Paper is to build on the CIJ’s, 2017 report 'Compulsion, convergence or crime', by highlighting relevant literature and case law which has emerged since this 2017 work was conducted.
The CIJ recently made a joint submission with the Law and Advocacy Centre for Women to the Victorian Parliament Legal and Social Issues Committee’s Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria. We support the initiative of the Victorian Government in recognising that homelessness is an ongoing and complex issue.
Accessible justice continues to be an ongoing problem in Australia. However, the new and expanding area of design thinking, the use of legal apps and innovative technology in the law is starting to address this.
RMIT University acknowledges the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which the University stands. The University respectfully recognises Elders both past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of lands across Australia where it conducts its business, their Elders, Ancestors, cultures and heritage.