22 May 2013
Summary The Victorian Supreme Court has upheld the appeals of a man who was refused an assessment notice and an accreditation that he needed to work as a bus driver....
2 May 2013
Summary The Victorian Court of Appeal has unanimously confirmed that a court can stay a criminal trial where the absence of an instructing solicitor on a day to day basis...
The Court’s parens patriae jurisdiction allows it to order the deprivation of a child’s liberty for protective purposes where statutory powers are inadequate
23 April 2013
Summary The Supreme Court of Victoria has held that a Court’s exercise of parens patriae jurisdiction can allow it to grant orders substantially restricting the liberty of a child where...
No right to an effective investigation of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment under the Victorian Charter
25 March 2013
Bare v Small  VSC 129 (Unreported, 25 March 2013) Summary The Supreme Court of Victoria dismissed an application seeking judicial review of two decisions by the Office of Police...
5 December 2012
A & B v Children’s Court of Victoria & Ors  VSC 589 (5 December 2012) Summary The plaintiffs were two sisters aged nine and 11 who made an application...
11 September 2012
Magee v Delaney  VSC 407 (11 September 2012) Summary The Supreme Court of Victoria has recently ruled on the scope of the right to freedom of expression under the...
Support worker breached prohibition against cruel or degrading treatment by dragging man with disability across carpeted hallway
15 August 2012
Davies v State of Victoria  VSC 343 (15 August 2012) Summary In a landmark decision, Justice Williams of the Supreme Court found that the conduct of a disability support...