Author Archives: Chris Marmo

Supreme Court rules IBAC must reconsider police assault case

In a landmark appeal decision, the Supreme Court has ruled this morning that IBAC must reconsider an alleged serious police assault in February 2009 to determine if it should be independently investigated by the watchdog rather than being investigated by police.

Supreme Court set to rule on IBAC role in police assault investigation

A Supreme Court appeal decision to be handed down today (29/7) could have far-reaching implications for the investigation of complaints against police in Victoria, say advocates for Nassir Bare, who is seeking independent investigation of an alleged serious assault by Victoria Police in 2009.

Advocating for justice in families

Youthlaw has been very busy advocating for the rights of young people in the areas of family law and family violence.

Family law review

We made a submission on how young people can access the law when it comes to family matters (eg.

The State Budget 2015 and Government’s commitment to vulnerable young people

Youthlaw welcomes the Andrew Government’s first budget which demonstrates their commitment to assist vulnerable young people.  Much of its investment in early intervention, preventing family violence, education, support services and diversion represents a positive development towards many of the key policy areas identified in Youthlaw Policy Platform 2015.