Month: May 2015

Annual Dinner 2015

Annual Dinner 2015 - with guest speaker Justice Macaulay

The VCLS Annual Dinner 2015 is just around the corner, and tickets have nearly sold out. Our keynote speaker is Justice Cameron Macaulay, who will be speaking on “How a society of Christian lawyers can make a difference”.

The Dinner will be held on Wednesday 3 June 2015, 6:30pm to 9:30pm at The Grain Store (517 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000). Come and be inspired to make a difference and share your experiences with others whilst enjoying a 2 course dinner and drinks. Your attendance at this event will support the ongoing activities of the VCLS and will help us to continue hosting events that are subsidised for our student members.

Tickets are $110 per person – tickets for tables of six have now sold out! For those interested in purchasing the remaining few tickets, click here. (NB: Ticket price includes cost of food and a donation component of approximately 20%. No tickets will be sold at the door on the night.)



Proposed amendments to the Equal Opportunity Act 2010

In November 2014, the Victorian Christian Legal Society published an article on the Victorian Labor party’s pre-election proposal to introduce changes to the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) potentially affecting religious freedoms. This article is reproduced here for the benefit of online readers.

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The Victorian Labor party has announced that it will introduce a ‘bona fide occupational requirement’ limitation on the religious exemptions’[1] in the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic), if it comes into power at the upcoming election on 29 November 2014.

We understand that this would mean a reinstatement of the ‘inherent requirement test’ introduced by the Brumby Labor government in the original version of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) (“2010 Act”). There is a genuine concern about the proposed amendments in Christian circles, refer:

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Welcome to the new website of the Victorian Christian Legal Society (‘CLS’), the peak representative body for Christians working in the legal industry in Victoria.

The new website features pages dedicated to CLS events, information about the benefits of becoming a member and a new page from which members of the general public can access our popular referrals service.  The CLS is active in making submissions and publishing articles on topical legal and policy issues relevant to Christians, and these will be made available from our articles page.

We hope that you find the new website useful!