As noted in the Sentencing Advisory Council (SAC) issues paper, the Victorian Government announced in May 2017 that it would introduce legislation in 2018 to establish a sentencing guidelines council...
January 22, 2018
Submission
Liberty Victoria is opposed to the Crimes Amendment (Ramming of Police Vehicles) Bill 2017 (“the Bill”). We note that the Bill has been introduced by the Coalition Opposition. There is simply no need...
August 10, 2017
Submission
Updated comment - 9 August 2017: Liberty Victoria made a comprehensive submission in June 2017 (see below) on why the Sentencing Amendment (Sentencing Standards) Bill 2017 (Vic) is unnecessary and...
June 5, 2017
Submission
Liberty Victoria’s Rights Advocacy Project has launched a report on the unfair rules around disclosure of old criminal convictions in Victoria. The report 'A Legislated Spent Convictions Scheme for...
May 16, 2017
Press Release
Liberty Victoria is mindful of the profound, pervasive, often catastrophic impacts of family violence in Victoria, and the need to develop holistic and sustained strategies to prevent and reduce...
April 3, 2017
Submission
Andrews Government should let Parole Board do its job, says Liberty Victoria Liberty Victoria warns that the Andrews Government’s proposed new parole laws are an unnecessary and dangerous step...
December 6, 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: http://ondemand.rrr.org.au/player/128/...
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
Submission