The Legal Aid Act 1978 (Vic).

 

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Questions-
1.
What is the Long Title, the Short Title and the commencement date/s for the
Legal Aid Act 1978 (Vic)? Identify the Amendment Act and the section of that
Act that effected a change of name of the current Act from the Legal Aid
Commission Act 1978 (Vic) to the Legal Aid Act 1978 (Vic).
2.
Which Interpretation Legislation is relevant to the interpretation of the Legal
Aid Act 1978 (Vic)? Explain s. 35 of the relevant interpretation legislation in
your own words.
Task 2 – Statutory Interpretation Quiz
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3.
What is the meaning of legal aid, according to the Legal Aid Act 1978 (Vic)? Is
the definition of legal aid an open definition or a closed definition? What are
the necessary steps to be taken by a person who wishes to apply for legal aid,
as set out in the Legal Aid Act 1978 (Vic)?
4.
Find one case where the judge or judges discuss the meaning of s. 24 of the
Legal Aid Act 1978 (Vic). Give an AGLC compliant reference for this case (1
mark)
Explain the following statement made by Gleeson CJ in Brodie v Singleton
Shire Council (2001) 206 CLR 512, 513.
‘Legislation and the common law are not separate and independent sources
of law… they exist in a symbiotic relationship’ (1 mark)
5.
What factors, as set out in the Legal Aid Act 1978 (Vic), guide the allocation of
legal aid work by Victoria Legal Aid (VLA)?
6.
The Legal Aid Act 1978 (Vic) mentions the Legal Aid Fund. What is the Legal
Aid Fund? What is the purpose of the Legal Aid Fund and where does the
money come from to support its purpose?
7.
Discuss the objectives of VLA as set out in the Legal Aid Act 1978 (Vic). What
specific sources/aids might a judge use to assist in the interpretation of these
objectives? Refer to at least two (2) different sources/aids to assist with
interpretation (be specific).
8.
Is a decision of VLA subject to reconsideration/review? Identify the Part and
sections of the Legal Aid Act 1978 (Vic) which govern the reconsideration and
review of a decision of VLA. Who is an ‘independent reviewer’ under the Legal
Aid Act 1978 (Vic)?
9.
What is the link between s.25 of the Charter of Human Rights and
Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic) and the Legal Aid Act 1978 (Vic)? Refer only
to relevant provisions in s.25 of the Charter of Human Rights and
Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic).
10.
How does the Legal Aid Act 1978 (Vic) link to the research topic for this
semester and how might you use this Act, if at all, in your final essay due in
Week 12?

 

 

 

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