Latest articles and news by Liberty Victoria

  • Liberty Victoria Updates
    Post date: August 7, 2023
    Dear members and supporters, I’m writing to thank you for your continuing support of Liberty Victoria, and to update you about our recent work.    Sophie Trevitt First though, we were very sad to hear of the passing of Sophie Trevitt, our Voltaire Human Rights Award winner for 2023. Our thoughts... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: July 31, 2023
    Victoria’s broken bail laws need urgent fixing. These harsh laws result in the unnecessary detention of many persons accused of committing low-level minor offences and disproportionately affect First Nations people and women.  In no uncertain terms, the Coroner’s Court has found that these laws are... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: July 11, 2023
    Liberty Victoria is strongly opposed to the Human Source Management Act 2023 (Vic). We are committed to its repeal.  We are also deeply concerned by the closure of the Office of the Special Investigator. We have reached the point where it appears there will be no accountability for what the High... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: July 10, 2023
    Liberty Victoria welcomes the Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme’s final report, which was handed down on Friday 7 July 2023.  Liberty Victoria calls on the Federal Government to implement all the report’s 57 recommendations and to formally inquire into all forms of welfare debt, to the... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: June 29, 2023
    Liberty Victoria proudly supports a Yes vote in the historic referendum that will take place later this year. Currently, Australia’s constitution does not recognise the First Peoples of Australia. By voting Yes, Australians have an opportunity to ensure that First Peoples are appropriately... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: June 7, 2023
    Liberty Victoria is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2023 Voltaire Human Rights Award is human rights and Raise the Age advocate Sophie Trevitt.  The Voltaire Human Rights Award honours a person who has made an outstanding contribution to human rights, free speech, and/or civil liberties... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: April 26, 2023
    Michael Stanton, president of civil liberties group Liberty Victoria, said it was a “weak decision from a government still paranoid about being wedged on law and order instead of committing to evidence-based reform”. “The Victorian government has ignored repeated calls from First Peoples and... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: April 5, 2023
    Liberty Victoria endorses the recommendation of the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (INSLM) that Continuing Detention Orders (CDOs) be abolished. A CDO is a court order that keeps a person who has committed a terrorism offence in prison beyond the end of their sentence. It is made... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: March 20, 2023
    Liberty Victoria condemns, in the strongest terms, the disturbing scenes outside the Victorian Parliament on 18 March 2023. This follows on from events over recent times where we have seen young men making Nazi salutes in the Grampians, gallows erected outside Parliament, and federal and state... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: March 14, 2023
    Several years after a hospital safety and quality review recommended it, the state’s data sharing network may come online next year. Legal and privacy advocacy groups – including the Law Institute of Victoria, Liberty Victoria and Digital Rights Watch – raised concerns about privacy, since patients... Read more