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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 has made a submission to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor’s (INSLM) Statutory Deadline Review of: Division 3A of Part IAA of the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) (Crimes...
April 28, 2017
The Crimes Legislation Amendment (Public Order) Bill 2017 (the Bill) is intended to address concerns regarding violence at public demonstrations, in particular the commission of violent acts while...
April 13, 2017
Government should reject calls for a more punitive approach to child prisoners, and should focus on the promotion of the rehabilitation of children and the removal of children from detention. In its...
April 8, 2017
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
In Liberty's view the City of Melbourne’s proposed Activities (Public Amenity and Security) Local Law 2017 (“Amending Laws”) are draconian in their nature and target some of the most vulnerable...
March 21, 2017
Liberty Victoria's submission to the Bail Review focuses on five topics related to the Bail Act 1977 (Vic): Who should make bail decisions?;  The construction of section 4 of the Bail Act;  The need...
March 17, 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
Press Release
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