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
Liberty Victoria labelled the opposition’s proposed plan to allow concerned parents access to photographs and other details of sex offenders "an unnecessary and costly scheme that would have no...
February 12, 2018
All governments in Australia should heed the High Court’s decision upholding the right of peaceful protest, Liberty Victoria said today.
“The decision in favour of Bob Brown must give heart to those...
October 18, 2017
The revelation that under new laws 10-year-olds could be held without charge for a fortnight shows politicians are badly failing to defend freedom while claiming to uphold it.
In making this comment...
October 7, 2017
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
Giving greater powers to Protection Service Officers is unnecessary, inappropriate and potentially harmful, Liberty Victoria warned today.
The president of the human rights group, Jessie Taylor,...
June 6, 2017
The Victorian Government’s new law and order moves smack of desperation and will make the community less safe, not more, Liberty Victoria said today.
Commenting on today’s announcement Liberty...
May 24, 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
Scrapping bail for “serious” crimes dangerous
and goes too far, rights group warns
The idea that some people facing "serious" offences should not be allowed to apply for bail is dangerous and...
January 25, 2017
Human rights group Liberty Victoria applauds the Andrews government for taking a strong and principled stance on the right to die with dignity.
However, while welcoming that announcement, Liberty is...
December 8, 2016