The recent investigation into Dyson Heydon's behaviour causes me to reflect with bittersweet gratitude on the time I spent as a Judge's Associate. I was Associate to a big-hearted, generous, clever man with a ready sense of humour and a deep and genuine care for those over whom he is in a position... Read more
Liberty Victoria is concerned by news that the Australian Federal Police has recommended that prosecutors consider laying charges against ABC journalist Dan Oakes. The recommended charges relate to Mr Oakes’ reporting on alleged war crimes by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan. It has never been... Read more
Liberty Victoria honours Dujuan Hoosan with the Young Voltaire Human Rights Award. Dujuan was chosen for his courage and determination in challenging governments to change the age they imprison children.
At the tender age of 12, Dujuan was the youngest person ever to address the Human Rights... Read more
Liberty Victoria has now started advocating for Mr Chau, saying there has been a lack of public condemnation from the Australian Government in his case.
Martin Radzaj, the chair of the criminal policy board at Liberty Victoria, said Mr Chau deserved more support from the Australian Government.
"Mr... Read more
A disturbing and distressing new development has occurred in the Commonwealth’s policies with respect to immigration detention. Pursuant to an amendment to the Migration Act (Cth), non-citizens who have committed criminal offences in Australia are now subject, under s.501, to mandatory... Read more
All humans have the right to be treated equally, with dignity and respect. Sexual harassment is a breach of those fundamental rights, unlawful and unacceptable.
Liberty Victoria joins the voices of condemnation following the results of an independent High Court inquiry into the behaviour exhibited... Read more
Liberty Victoria co-chair Sam Norton, a prominent defence lawyer, said the prevention of a coronavirus outbreak in the prison system was a success. "We always knew they would take a really conservative approach in terms of visitors, knowing that COVID getting into prisons would just be a nightmare... Read more
Liberty Victoria calls for the Government's urgent intervention on behalf of Mr Chaun Van Kham, an Australian democracy activist who has been jailed in Vietnam since January 2019. Mr Kham was prevented from seeing a lawyer for eight months. His trial involved five other defendants, prohibited... Read more