Liberty Victoria are seeking volunteers to assist in running our annual Voltaire Awards which celebrate individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to free speech and advocating for human rights.
We would love to have your support at this event. You can download position descriptions for... Read more
Liberty Victoria honours Nasrin Sotoudeh with the Voltaire 'Empty Chair' Award 2019
Nasrin is an Iranian lawyer and human rights defender, renowned for her work representing abused women and children, dissidents, journalists, and people sentenced to death for offences committed as children. Her... Read more
Liberty Victoria honours the Ngaga-Dji project ( Hear me!), a collaborative project of the Koorie Youth Council led by Anna Cerreto and Indi Clarke, with the Young Voltaire Award.
The Young Voltaire Award honours a person or group no older than 30 at the date of their nomination for an outstanding... Read more
This year Liberty Victoria honours Debbie Kilroy, the founder of Sisters Inside, with the Voltaire Human Rights Award.
The Voltaire Award honours a person or group for an outstanding contribution to or action on free speech, human rights or civil liberties, with particular emphasis on progressing... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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.