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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
December 13, 2016
Liberty Victoria in the News
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
Press Release
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