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Liberty Victoria is strongly opposed to the amendments to the Corrections Act 1986 (Vic) (the Act) made by the Corrections Amendment (Parole) Act 2018 (Vic) (the amendments). The effective imposition...
September 3, 2018
Submission
In summary, the Bill introduces an important change to the way in which family law proceedings are conducted, so that there is no undue stress and trauma caused to victims of family violence. However...
August 22, 2018
Submission
Liberty Victoria strongly opposes the abolition of de novo appeals. These significant reforms have been introduced without evidence-based support. The last investigation in 2006 by the Law Reform...
August 21, 2018
Submission
A leading human rights group today joined a chorus of condemnation of new State Government laws that sharply cut the amount of time people may spend together. Under the laws children as young as 14...
July 24, 2018
Press Release
This Bill proposes to expand the detention and supervision order regime under the Serious Sex Offenders (Detention and Supervision) Act 2009 (Vic) to non-sexual violence offences. Under the scheme,...
May 26, 2018
Submission
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
"Liberty Victoria have noted that a public notification scheme is likely to open the door to vigilantism and appears ignorant of the many conditions currently placed on registered sex offenders."
February 19, 2018
Liberty Victoria in the News
As previously stated in our submission to the Bail Review and commentary in respect of the Bail Amendment (Stage One) Bill 2017, Liberty Victoria is opposed to the State Government’s proposal to...
February 19, 2018
Submission
Last week, the Victorian Parliament passed the Firearms Amendment Bill 2017 which contained a series of significant amendments to the Firearms Act 1986. The aspect of the Bill of most concern to...
February 13, 2018
Submission

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