Latest articles and news by Liberty Victoria

  • Press Release
    Post date: March 3, 2020
    Liberty Victoria welcomes the Victorian government’s announcement that it is committed to introducing a legislated spent convictions scheme. Once a scheme is legislated, this will bring Victoria in line with every other Australian state and territory, including Queensland, which has had a... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: February 19, 2020
    For nearly a decade, Payam Saadat has fought for compensation over the trauma he endured in immigration detention. More than 60 other cases rely on the result of his trial. Rick Morton interviewed Liberty Victoria President Julian Burnside for this story whose comments are included in this article.
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: February 19, 2020
    Rick Morton discusses the case of Payam Saadat.  The federal government is holding up a bid to compensate more than 60 people who allegedly suffered psychological trauma in immigration detention during the Howard years, stalling one lead case just as it was about to go to trial. Liberty Victoria's... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: February 11, 2020
    Liberty Victoria welcomes the High Court’s decision handed down today, which recognises that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people cannot be considered “aliens” under the Australian Constitution. Liberty Victoria calls for the immediate release of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: January 30, 2020
    LIV Human Rights Committee member and Liberty Victoria vice-president Jamie Gardiner says the legislation "purports to give so-called statements of belief or religious expression absolute precedence preventing any other law, discrimination or otherwise from placing limits on it". "It is probably... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: November 14, 2019
    The state’s courts are also dealing with record numbers of accused offenders being stuck behind bars as years of tightening bail laws continue to bite. Liberty Victoria vice-president Jamie Gardiner said changes to the Bail Act were a knee-jerk reaction that would be detrimental for community... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: November 5, 2019
    Civil liberties groups including Liberty Victoria argued last week that existing laws could be used to punish violent protesters and that calling on consumers to stop spending with a specific company was a form of free speech.
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: November 4, 2019
    Liberty Victoria president Jessie Taylor warned of an “extraordinary incursion into free speech” in Mr Morrison’s stated intention when the right to protest and boycott was at the heart of most liberal democracies.
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: November 4, 2019
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: November 2, 2019
    Liberty Victoria president Jessie Taylor warned of an "extraordinary incursion into free speech" in Mr Morrison's stated intention when the right to protest and boycott was at the heart of most liberal democracies. "This represents a further significant erosion of that right, from a prime minister... Read more

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