Latest articles and news by Liberty Victoria

  • Press Release
    Post date: October 13, 2023
    Statement from Michael Cope, President of the Queensland Council of Civil Liberties, Josh Pallas, President of New South Wales Council for Civil Liberties, and Michael Stanton as President of Liberty Victoria. Our organisations support the Uluṟu Statement from the Heart – a generous call from First... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: October 2, 2023
    Liberty Victoria – Youth Verdict Co-Directors win Young Voltaire Award Liberty Victoria is pleased to announce that Youth Verdict co-directors, Murrawah Johnson and Monique Jeffs, are the 2023 Liberty Victoria Young Voltaire Human Rights Award recipients. The Young Voltaire Human Rights Award... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: September 22, 2023
    The Referendum On 15 October 2023, the day after the referendum, we’ll awake to one of two possible Australias. One where – against the current polls – we’ve accepted the gracious invitation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and have taken an important step towards reconciliation. Another where... Read more
  • 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