Australians should be shaken by the Federal Government’s use of the term executive detention, Liberty Victoria said today.    The human rights group said the plan to hold suspects for a fortnight...
October 5, 2017
Press Release
We support the Commonwealth Government’s commitment to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT). The...
August 7, 2017
Government should reject calls for a more punitive approach to child prisoners, and should focus on the promotion of the rehabilitation of children and the removal of children from detention. In its...
April 8, 2017
Teenagers don't belong in an adult jail, even when things get hard. Placing them with adult prisoners is exposing them to dangerous influences and the risk of abuse. Eighty per cent of those in...
November 15, 2016
Press Release
Listen to Liberty Vice President Michael Stanton on RRR The Party Show discussing the overcrowding of prisons and mandatory sentencing: At 51.22 minutes:
November 14, 2016
Liberty Victoria Updates
Liberty Victoria strongly opposes the Sentencing (Community Correction Order) and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2016 (Vic) (‘The Bill’). It is an unnecessary reform to the Community Correction Order (‘...
October 31, 2016
State Government plans to jail more people will not make Victorians safer, rights group Liberty Victoria warned today.  "Practical experience of the criminal justice system has long shown that in...
October 12, 2016
Press Release
The legal apparatus that provides for a person with a cognitive disability to be detained, without review and on an indefinite basis, is concerning. The right to liberty, and the associated right to...
April 22, 2016
Liberty Victoria opposes the enactment of the Serious Sex Offenders (Detention and Supervision) Amendment (Community Safety) Bill 2016 (Vic) (“the Bill”). The principal issue is whether the measures...
April 18, 2016