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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, legal, human rights and civil liberties organisations have called on the Andrews government to take urgent steps to increase transparency and prevent...
July 8, 2021
Press Release
Liberty Victoria is delighted to announce that the 2021 Voltaire Human Rights Award is being awarded to the Children of Tanya Day. The Voltaire Human Rights Award honours a person or group have made...
June 29, 2021
Press Release
Liberty Victoria president Julia Kretzenbacher said the state should replicate WA’s laws because even one instance of police being granted access via a court order would seriously undermine the...
June 22, 2021
Liberty Victoria in the News
On 13 May 2021, Liberty Victoria’s Senior Vice-President, Sam Norton gave evidence at the Inquiry into the Management of Child Sex Offender Information. His evidence can be read here. Sam Norton was...
June 22, 2021
Submission
  Liberty Victoria’s Julia Kretzenbacher said the current laws meant people were being remanded in custody for relatively minor indictable offences, such as possession of a small amount of cannabis...
May 17, 2021
Liberty Victoria in the News
It comes as the Herald Sun on Tuesday revealed a radical plan by the County Court to overhaul the state’s sex offender registration system. Under the bold plan, judges would have the discretion to...
April 15, 2021
Liberty Victoria in the News
Liberty Victoria's Michael Stanton discusses submissions made to the sex offenders register with Ali Moore  
April 13, 2021
Liberty Victoria in the News
Liberty Victoria criminal policy committee member barrister Michael Stanton said judges are best placed to decide whether someone should be on the list because they have all the facts about a case. “...
April 13, 2021
Liberty Victoria in the News
Civil liberties organisation Liberty Victoria said there were “chronic problems” with the current registration regimen. These included the rapidly expanding number of registrants, the absence of...
April 13, 2021
Liberty Victoria in the News
Liberty Victoria opposes changes to the Crimes Act 1958 (Vic) (Crimes Act) to deal specifically with ‘Grab and Drag’ offences. As noted in Issues Paper I, there are many indictable offences in the...
April 1, 2021
Submission

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