Latest articles and news by Liberty Victoria

  • Press Release
    Post date: May 9, 2019
    Liberty Victoria honours the Ngaga-Dji project ( Hear me!), a collaborative project of the Koorie Youth Council led by Anna Cerreto and Indi Clarke, with the Young Voltaire Award. The Young Voltaire Award honours a person or group no older than 30 at the date of their nomination for an outstanding... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: May 2, 2019
    This year Liberty Victoria honours Debbie Kilroy, the founder of Sisters Inside, with the Voltaire Human Rights Award. The Voltaire Award honours a person or group for an outstanding contribution to or action on free speech, human rights or civil liberties, with particular emphasis on progressing... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: March 13, 2019
    The Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) is a quasi-judicial body designed to promote the rule of law and good government by enabling citizens to call into question the decisions of public sector departments and agencies. The Tribunal reviews government decisions on the merits of... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria Updates
    Post date: February 26, 2019
    The Liberty Victoria Voltaire Human Rights Dinner is an important event in the human rights calendar in Australia.  For more than two decades, the Voltaire Award for free speech has been presented to a person or organisation for outstanding contributions to free speech.  Award recipients have... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: February 26, 2019
    Liberty Victoria believes fervently in the importance of impartial, independent legal advice and representation. Liberty Victoria is an organisation made up predominately (though not solely) of legal practitioners. We believe that public confidence in the legal profession is integral to the proper... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: February 22, 2019
    Two new legal actions designed to put an end to Australia’s policy of offshore processing have just landed at the High Court of Australia. In a novel twist, the cases will not depend on the High Court’s interpretation of the Migration Act. Nor are they constitutionally founded. Instead, the... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: February 20, 2019
    Liberty Victoria's Jessie Taylor is quoted in this opinion piece on Victoria Police's use of military style automatic weapons.
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: February 18, 2019
    Jessie Taylor on the new high powered police guns - on 3AW
  • Press Release
    Post date: February 7, 2019
    The proposed spent convictions bill introduced by Reason Party leader Fiona Patten MP would transform the lives of many Victorians. If passed, the proposed scheme would bring Victoria in line with every other Australian state and territory, including Queensland, which has had a legislated scheme... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: February 1, 2019
    Misha Ketchell discusses the literary prize of Behrouz Boochani - Winner of Liberty Victoria's Voltaire Empty Chair 2018

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