Latest articles and news by Liberty Victoria

  • Liberty Victoria Updates
    Post date: February 26, 2019
    The Liberty Victoria Voltaire Human Rights Dinner is an important event in the human rights calendar in Australia.  For more than two decades, the Voltaire Award for free speech has been presented to a person or organisation for outstanding contributions to free speech.  Award recipients have... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: February 26, 2019
    Liberty Victoria believes fervently in the importance of impartial, independent legal advice and representation. Liberty Victoria is an organisation made up predominately (though not solely) of legal practitioners. We believe that public confidence in the legal profession is integral to the proper... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: February 7, 2019
    The proposed spent convictions bill introduced by Reason Party leader Fiona Patten MP would transform the lives of many Victorians. If passed, the proposed scheme would bring Victoria in line with every other Australian state and territory, including Queensland, which has had a legislated scheme... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: July 25, 2018
    Over 150 free speech advocates are calling on  Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to stop the offshore detention of asylum seekers. A letter has gone from those attending the nation’s top free speech awards, run by the rights body, Liberty Victoria. The advocates want the ALP to change their policy to... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: July 24, 2018
    A leading human rights group today joined a chorus of condemnation of new State Government laws that sharply cut the amount of time people may spend together. Under the laws children as young as 14 may be given orders not to associate with others (Liberty Victoria notes that Police Minister Lisa... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: April 17, 2018
    Senior Vice President Michael Stanton speaking on 3AW with Tony Jones discussing Liberty Victoria's response to the Andrews government announcement last week to expand the number of offences for which judges and magistrates will be banned from using Community Correction Orders. At  1:31:25.
  • Press Release
    Post date: April 12, 2018
    New mandatory sentencing laws will not make our communities safer, the human rights group Liberty Victoria warned today. The comments were made in response to Wednesday’s announcement that the Andrews government will expand the number of offences for which judges and magistrates will be banned from... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: April 10, 2018
    In its submission to government on the bill, Liberty Victoria president Jessie Taylor said the organisation supports the concept of streamlining child information sharing, but the legislation presented “goes too far”. “As it stands, the Bill has the capacity to erode the rights of already... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: March 20, 2018
    Neil Mitchell has clashed with the president of Liberty Victoria after it handed Yassmin Abdel-Magied the Young Voltaire award – given to somebody who has “done the most for the right of free speech” in the past year. The 3AW Mornings host questioned whether Ms Abdel-Magied was really an advocate... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: March 19, 2018
    One of Australia’s most popular actors and a prominent activist are among those awarded this year’s major free speech awards, announced today. A further award went to a journalist asylum seeker who has been imprisoned without trial offshore by the Australian Government for over four years. Actor... Read more

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