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
Peter Dutton is using his God-like powers to block refugees and asylum seekers from accessing government-funded, income support, public healthcare and safe housing. We are calling on Peter Dutton to #liftthebar and protect these vulnerable people during a public health emergency.
Liberty Victoria deeply concerned about expanded use of Protective Services Officers in Victoria
Liberty Victoria is deeply concerned about the Government's desire to vastly widen the use of Protective Services Officers (PSO's) in areas around the state. PSO's were introduced to provide a visible... Read more
A bungled police raid on a gay bookshop one year ago left an innocent man with severe injuries and sent shockwaves through Victoria’s LGBTQ community. Now there are fears of further fallout in the wake of a controversial report.
A pioneering advocate of the Australian LGBTIQ movement and member of... Read more
Liberty Victoria warmly welcomes reports that the regulations will undo the changes that were going to lock tenants into their leases. These regulations follow calls by Liberty Victoria and tenant advocacy groups for the Andrews Government to undo changes to the laws that unexpectedly locked... Read more