On 15 October 2023, the day after the referendum, we’ll awake to one of two possible Australias. One where – against the current polls – we’ve accepted the gracious invitation of the...
September 22, 2023
As the discussion paper acknowledges, the judiciary represents an important arm of the Australian constitutional system. Amongst other things, it is responsible for upholding the rule of law and...
September 6, 2023
1. At the hearing before the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on 26 July
2023, we took questions on notice from Senator Scarr in relation to two topics:
(1) The directions on consent...
August 17, 2023
Dear members and supporters,
I’m writing to thank you for your continuing support of Liberty Victoria, and to update you about our recent work.
First though, we were very sad to...
August 7, 2023
Liberty Victoria Updates
This is a joint submission with NSW Council for Civil Liberties.
Liberty Victoria and NSW Council for Civil Liberties acknowledge the importance of protecting the community from acts of terrorism....
August 3, 2023
Victoria’s broken bail laws need urgent fixing. These harsh laws result in the unnecessary detention of many persons accused of committing low-level minor offences and disproportionately affect First...
July 31, 2023
Liberty Victoria is grateful for the opportunity to make this submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) review of the Counter-Terrorism Legislation...
July 24, 2023
It is often said by those who oppose a federal Human Rights Act that there is no need for one. They argue that the human rights of Australians are more than adequately protected by the common law and...
July 21, 2023
Liberty Victoria is strongly opposed to the Human Source Management Act 2023 (Vic). We are committed to its repeal. We are also deeply concerned by the closure of the Office of the Special...
July 11, 2023
Explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander approaches to justice and the law and the Koori Court at this event honouring the NAIDOC Week theme ‘For Our Elders’.
First established more than 20...
July 10, 2023