Whatever happened to the idea of freedom of speech, of freedom to debate diverse political and ideological views? These should be the very hallmarks of a just and democratic society like Australia’s.
Since that is so, why has Roz Ward been suspended from her job at La Trobe University for doing... Read more
When Gold Logie winner Waleed Aly receives Liberty Victoria’s Voltaire award in July he will share the spotlight with a blogger and free speech advocate who is in a cell in Saudi Arabia.
Raif Badawi is serving a 10 year sentence for providing an online platform for political dissent. He will... Read more
Fresh from his nomination for a Logie in next month’s awards, the commentator, academic, lawyer, presenter and rock musician Waleed Aly has been named as an Australian leader in free speech.
He will receive the Voltaire Award from the human rights group Liberty Victoria, given annually to the... Read more
Young Liberty for Law Reform, a program of one of Australia’s leading civil liberties organisations, Liberty Victoria, released a report today shining a light on a dark corner of our democracy. The report recommends fundamental and urgent changes to the laws that apply to whistleblowers in our... Read more
More than $44 million in public transport fines in Victoria could be challenged through a new website.
Last financial year, more than 250,000 fines were handed out to Victorian commuters, worth more than $44 million. A new website www.mykifines.org.au, launched today, seeks to empower people to... Read more
Every year, over 6000 prisoners are released in Victoria, but what does this mean for individuals and the wider community? This video by Young Liberty for Law Reform’s criminal justice pod explores some of the many issues facing people leaving the prison system. Research by numerous organisations... Read more
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has the chance to make good on his claim that he wants to be the Minister who gets children out of detention, the human rights group, Liberty Victoria, said today.
Liberty President George Georgiou SC said Mr Dutton’s comments today that if there were exceptional... Read more
YLLR is an exciting community of young people working to extend and defend human rights in Australia. We aim to achieve social change through practical, reform-orientated advocacy.
YLLR volunteers work in groups each focusing on a particular human rights theme. In 2016, these groups are Criminal... Read more