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Australian judges and magistrates experience high rates of stress, study finds
An Australian-first survey of the wellbeing of judges and magistrates has revealed a judiciary at risk of burnout or trauma from having to constantly deal with high workloads and the harrowing details of serious crimes.
Expert panel draws up 15 recommendations to renew Australia’s democratic process
The University of Melbourne School of Government, in partnership with the newDemocracy Foundation and the Susan McKinnon Foundation, has produced a new paper entitled ‘Reforming our Democracy’ outlining a list of 15 reform options designed to improve the Australian democratic process.
New leadership prize sparks ‘Change Makers’
A new, non-partisan prize in political leadership has inspired Shaun Carny’s latest book, The Change Makers, where twenty-five outstanding Australian leaders share their insights and lessons on the essence of inspiring leadership.
New research centre to focus on the stateless
Australian researchers will focus on the plight, rights and status of stateless people at the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness, which will be launched at Melbourne Law School on Monday, 26 March 2018.
University of Melbourne appoints new Dean of the Melbourne Law School
Professor Pip Nicholson has been appointed the new Dean of the Melbourne Law School.
Professor Hilary Charlesworth discusses the UN’s recent appointments to the Human Rights Council
For the first time, Australia has been elected into the UN Human Rights Council along with Saudi Arabia, the Phillipines and the Democratic Republic of Congo.Professor Hilary Charlesworth discusses the legitimacy of the elections and says that this appointment gives Australia an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.Recorded on October 17, 2017 with ABC News' Kathryn Robinson.
Professor John Howe named Director of Melbourne School of Government
Melbourne Law School Associate Dean Professor John Howe has been appointed the new Director of the Melbourne School of Government.
Melbourne Law School in world's top 10
The University of Melbourne Law School has been ranked seventh in the world and first in Australia in the Times Higher Education World University 2018 Subject Rankings for Law.
Why unfit to plead doesn't mean unfit for justice
A range of support programs has been shown to improve access to justice for people with cognitive disabilities who have been accused of crimes, according to an investigation by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute at the University of Melbourne.
Donation to create Centre on Statelessness
Peter and Ruth McMullin intend to make one of the most significant gifts in the history of the University of Melbourne Law School to establish the world’s only academic centre devoted to the problem of statelessness.
Melbourne law students compete in legal app-building competition
Law students will compete in the 2017 ‘Law Apps Bake Off’ on Thursday, 25 May at Melbourne Law School.
Director identification numbers proposed to detect phoenix companies
All company directors should have a personal identification number linking their past and present directorships to help stamp out harmful phoenix activity, according to researchers from the University of Melbourne Law School.
Açai berry hype highlights flaws in food marketing rules
Hype in the marketing of açaí berry products — which sell for up to $150 a kilo — has highlighted serious flaws in new rules governing food health claims.
‘Disabled Justice’ – accessing justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disabilities
Laws that are meant to protect people with disabilities in the criminal justice system can lead to detention without an end date.
Technical know-how a first for Melbourne Law School
Melbourne Law School (MLS) students are leading the way in providing innovative solutions to complex law issues through the use of new technologies.
University welcomes landmark legal education decision in Singapore
The University of Melbourne has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement that the Juris Doctor qualifications of 10 Australian universities, including Melbourne, will now be recognized in Singapore.