Senior Vice President Michael Stanton speaking on 3AW with Tony Jones discussing Liberty Victoria's response to the Andrews government announcement last week to expand the number of offences for...
April 17, 2018
Liberty Victoria in the News
New mandatory sentencing laws will not make our communities safer, the human rights group Liberty Victoria warned today. The comments were made in response to Wednesday’s announcement that the...
April 12, 2018
Press Release
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
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
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
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
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:
November 14, 2016
Liberty Victoria Updates