Latest articles and news by Liberty Victoria

  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: August 2, 2021
    The children of Yorta Yorta woman Tanya Day have been honoured by Liberty Victoria for advocacy it says was instrumental in the abolishment of the public drunkenness law in Victoria.
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: August 2, 2021
    The four Day children, Apryl, Belinda, Warren and Kimberly Watson were on Thursday honoured with a human rights award from Liberty Victoria for their efforts to change the public drunkenness law. If they had not stuck together, Apryl said, the effort “wouldn’t have got very far”.
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: July 28, 2021
    Six years ago, Mohamed Semra was among six Maribyrnong High School students evicted from the Highpoint Apple store after being racially profiled as thieves based on the colour of their skin. The Sudan-born Maidstone resident, 22, has received Liberty Victoria’s Young Voltaire Human Rights Award for... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: July 15, 2021
    One of the teenagers who made international headlines when he and his mates were racially profiled and ejected from the Apple store at Highpoint Shopping Centre in 2015 has been awarded on of Victoria's most prestigious human rights awards.
  • Press Release
    Post date: July 13, 2021
    Liberty Victoria is delighted to announce that Mohamed Semra is the 2021 Liberty Victoria Young Voltaire Human Rights Award recipient. The Young Voltaire Human Rights Award honours a person or group no older than 30 at the date of their nomination for an outstanding contribution to or action on... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: July 8, 2021
    Locking more people in prison is actually making Victoria more unsafe, according to the president of Liberty Victoria. It comes on the back of a report from the anti-corruption commission that uncovered shocking data about the treatment of prisoners and bail reform that has led to overflowing... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: July 8, 2021
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, legal, human rights and civil liberties organisations have called on the Andrews government to take urgent steps to increase transparency and prevent mistreatment behind bars after a new report has highlighted serious deficiencies in disciplinary processes in... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: July 7, 2021
    Liberty Victoria has awarded its 2021 Empty Chair Award to all refugees and asylum seekers in on and off-shore detention. On behalf of refugees and asylum seekers in on- and offshore detention, the award will be accepted by Mostafar ‘Moz’ Azimitibar - previously held on Manus Island and in... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: July 6, 2021
    Liberty Victoria has condemned the federal government’s decision to further cut arrivals to Australia. They say they’re failing Australians stuck abroad. Mike Stanton, Spokesperson for Liberty Victoria, told 3AW Drive said the response was disproportionate. “We don’t think the balance is right,” he... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: July 6, 2021
    The civil liberties and human rights advocacy group isn't happy about last week's National Cabinet decision to slash the number of international arrivals by half.  In a statement, the group called the reduction of the caps a breach of human rights.  See the ABC article here  

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