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Design thinking and the courts

The Centre’s first Design Thinking and the Law Seminar ‘Re-imagining Legal Service Delivery’ was held in Shepparton in late July. 

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Review: ‘The Storyteller’

A co-production between prisoners in the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre and Somebody's Daughter Theatre Company.

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My week shadowing Magistrate Ann Collins

Amy Nolan reflects on her internship spent shadowing Her Honour Magistrate Ann Collins

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FineFixer Launches!

Fine-Fixer is a web-based tool developed by RMIT students to help users understand their options in relation to their fines.

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Design thinking and the courts

The Centre’s first Design Thinking and the Law Seminar ‘Re-imagining Legal Service Delivery’ introduced participants to the basic principles, processes and practices of design thinking, and then brought their ideas and creativity to bear on some of the key challenges facing our justice system, courts and tribunals through hands on experience.

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Drug Law Reform

Since the mid-80s—on paper at least—Australian drug policy has been based on the principle of ‘harm minimisation’.

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A Federal Charter of Human Rights: Would it make any difference?

In 2016 CIJ was approached by the Human Rights Commission to conduct a project exploring and evaluating the impact that a federal Charter of Human Rights would have had on the outcomes of significant Australian cases and laws.

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Family violence: responding to the next generation

Amidst the array of family violence reform across Australia, how does an issue like adolescent family violence rate?

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Court of Appeal Reflection

RMIT JD student David Gilbert reflects on a week-long internship at the Supreme Court of Appeal

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Accessing justice through technology

I have a confession to make. I am not a lawyer.

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My week at the Fair Work Commission

RMIT JD student Jack Faine reflects on a week-long internship at the Fair Work Commission

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A call for innovative responses to youth justice

The history of youth justice in Australia over the last 200 years or so is characterised by the failure of punitive detention to impact on recidivism.

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When compulsion becomes crime

This week is Responsible Gambling Awareness Week, a chance to reflect on how gambling has embedded itself into our culture.

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System which entrenches disadvantage is poorly designed

If we were asked to design a legal system from scratch, it’s unlikely that we’d craft it to increase reoffending.

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