Latest articles and news by Liberty Victoria

  • Liberty Victoria Updates
    Post date: September 24, 2015
    On the 12th of September, at our annual fundraising dinner at the San Remo Ballroom, the Liberty Victoria 2015 Voltaire Award was made to the "three brothers", Al Jazeera journalists Peter Greste, Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy. The award was given in recognition of their courage and persistence... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: September 24, 2015
    The human rights group Liberty Victoria is overjoyed at the news of the release of two journalists from an Egyptian prison. Al Jazeera staff Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy were pardoned by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and released from prison in Cairo yesterday. Liberty President George Georgiou... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: September 23, 2015
    More money is needed to support prisoners on release, leading to greater public safety and a saving of taxes. The rights group, Liberty Victoria, said this today in welcoming the Victorian Ombudsman’s report into prisoner rehabilitation. Particularly pleasing are recommended changes to the... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: September 17, 2015
  • Press Release
    Post date: August 30, 2015
    A fortnight before three journalists are to receive an award for their work for press freedom two of them have been jailed. Imprisoned are al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed. Their outraged colleague, Australian Peter Greste, is home after being deported but was also given a... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: August 24, 2015
    Liberty Victoria has welcomed the Victorian government’s decision to remove Special Religious Instruction (‘SRI’) from scheduled class time at government schools. The government has announced instead that SRI will only be available before or after school or at lunchtime. The government’s move comes... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: August 20, 2015
  • Press Release
    Post date: August 20, 2015
    Liberty Victoria today warned against moves to wind back access to the courts for environmental groups. The attack on access  follows  a successful challenge by a Queensland conservation group in the Federal Court that stopped Adani's Carmichael coal mine in central Queensland. Liberty believes... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: August 3, 2015
    The decision by an Egyptian court to once again adjourn the re-trial of television’s “three brothers”, journalists Peter Greste, Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy, came as they were awarded Australia’s top free speech honour. The next hearing is scheduled for 29 August 2015. Members of the human... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: July 24, 2015
    Civil liberties groups today warned that moves by the federal government to strip citizenship would not make Australians safer. “To expel a person who has engaged in terrorism related offences and prevent them from re-entering Australia only places Australians and Australian interests in other... Read more

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