Latest articles and news by Liberty Victoria

  • Press Release
    Post date: June 3, 2016
    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
  • Press Release
    Post date: May 25, 2016
    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
  • Press Release
    Post date: April 29, 2016
    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
  • Press Release
    Post date: April 27, 2016
    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
  • Press Release
    Post date: April 6, 2016
    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
  • Liberty Victoria Updates
    Post date: March 9, 2016
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: March 9, 2016
  • Liberty Victoria Updates
    Post date: March 4, 2016
    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
  • Press Release
    Post date: February 4, 2016
    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
  • Liberty Victoria Updates
    Post date: January 29, 2016
    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

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