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Jason Roberts will face an uncertain legal path to a major compensation payout for his more than 20 years’ imprisonment ­because Victoria’s human rights provisions do not carry the same powers that...
July 12, 2022
Liberty Victoria in the News
Last week Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus put an end to Canberra lawyer Bernard Collaery’s criminal prosecution.
July 12, 2022
Liberty Victoria in the News
Australian authorities have had a “myopic” focus on Islamist extremism since 9/11, experts have lamented, warning that it has come at the expense of identifying the rise of far-right extremism....
June 16, 2022
Liberty Victoria in the News
A "myopic" focus on Islamist extremism in Australia since 2001's September 11 attacks in the United States has come at the expense of monitoring the far-right movement, a Victorian parliamentary...
June 16, 2022
Liberty Victoria in the News
Michael Stanton, president of Liberty Victoria, told the upper house’s legal and social issues committee that any reform needed to ensure free speech was balanced with people’s right to live without...
June 16, 2022
Liberty Victoria in the News
Two dominant issues have contributed to a recent increase in right-wing extremism: shared grievances and crises of identity. The underlying social and structural issues that are fuelling systemic...
June 15, 2022
Submission
Liberty Victoria president Michael Stanton has stated that “such draconian measures are plainly inappropriate” and appeared to be “intended to have a chilling effect on protest activity”. They strike...
June 10, 2022
Liberty Victoria in the News
Sentencing a parent or caregiver has a direct impact on a child, in particular where the caregiver is incarcerated and separated from their children. The imprisonment of a parent can have socio-...
May 31, 2022
Submission
The Proposed Ban of the Swastika in Victoria The Summary Offences Amendment (Nazi Symbol Prohibition) Bill 2022 (Vic)   Liberty Victoria is deeply worried by the emergence of far-right extremism, but...
May 17, 2022
Press Release
Liberty Victoria Statement on the Federal Election   As you are no doubt aware, the Federal Election will be held on 21 May 2022. Liberty Victoria does not, and will not, endorse any particular...
April 19, 2022
Press Release

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