Latest articles and news by Liberty Victoria

  • Press Release
    Post date: December 4, 2017
    Australia’s name for decency and a fair go has been permanently stained by the latest sickening violence on Manus Island, Liberty Victoria said today. Reports of attacks on refugees with metal poles and other weapons to force them to a new unfinished prison after three weeks of resistance shames... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria Updates
    Post date: November 14, 2017
    Australians have voted YES by a bigger margin than the 2PP vote at any recent federal election. This is a cause for great celebration, of course, but what happens next? There is a lot more to be gleaned from the success of the YES vote — “survey response” — than simply the command to Parliament to... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: November 1, 2017
    The studied indifference of Australia’s leaders to the abandonment of refugees on Manus Island is becoming a permanent stain on this country’s name, the human rights body Liberty Victoria said today. As troops prepare to occupy the refugees’ former prison the world will be watching Australia to see... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: October 24, 2017
    Liberty Victoria is one of 83 organisations and experts from 5 nations demanding “Five Eyes” respect strong encryption. On Friday 30 June 2017, 83 organisations and individuals from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States sent letters to their respective... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: October 18, 2017
    All governments in Australia should heed the High Court’s decision upholding the right of peaceful protest, Liberty Victoria said today. “The decision in favour of Bob Brown must give heart to those who legally dissent,” said Liberty president Jessie Taylor. Harsh penalties have been introduced in... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: October 10, 2017
  • Press Release
    Post date: October 7, 2017
    The revelation that under new laws 10-year-olds could be held without charge for a fortnight shows politicians are badly failing to defend freedom while claiming to uphold it. In making this comment today, the president of the human rights group Liberty Victoria, Jessie Taylor, joined the Law... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: October 5, 2017
    Australians should be shaken by the Federal Government’s use of the term executive detention, Liberty Victoria said today.    The human rights group said the plan to hold suspects for a fortnight without charge plays into the hands of terror groups while being aimed at stopping them.    “Such a... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria Updates
    Post date: October 4, 2017
    In April 2016, Liberty Victoria's Rights Advocacy Project (RAP) launched, an interactive website that helped people understand their rights when faced with a myki fine. At the time, people had to choose between a $75 on-the-spot penalty fare (that could not be challenged) or $... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria Updates
    Post date: October 3, 2017
    Liberty's President, Jessie Taylor, made the following statement: "If an employee is using a phone or other electronic device provided and paid for by their employer, then they must be aware that their employer is able to access information about how and where that device is being used. But of... Read more