Latest articles and news by Liberty Victoria

  • 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
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: March 19, 2018
    CONTROVERSIAL activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied, who infuriated Australians with her infamous Anzac Day tweet last year, has won a coveted free speech award.
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: March 19, 2018
    Outspoken activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied, who spectacularly claimed to be the “most hated” Muslim in the country before moving to London last year, has won a prestigious prize for free speech. Human rights group Liberty Victoria yesterday announced that Ms Abdel-Magied had been awarded the 2018... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: March 6, 2018
    New laws aimed at improving child safety need better provisions, the human rights group Liberty Victoria warned today. The laws set up a regime to allow a range of professionals to share information about children to promote their safety. They include child protection workers, teachers and health... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: February 24, 2018
    3CR Wednesday Breakfast interview of Vice President Jamie Gardiner on Liberty Victoria's submission on religious freedom. At 4.55min.
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: February 19, 2018
    "Liberty Victoria have noted that a public notification scheme is likely to open the door to vigilantism and appears ignorant of the many conditions currently placed on registered sex offenders."

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