Criminal Justice

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Liberty Victoria is deeply concerned about the gradual erosion of judicial discretion in sentencing and the move towards mandatory and/or more prescriptive models of sentencing. Part of that concern...
September 14, 2016
The Victorian Police Minister has foreshadowed laws to ban masks at protests. There have been reports that such laws may be of two kinds: Laws making it an offence to wear masks at protests and...
August 17, 2016
Liberty Victoria is concerned that the Attorney-General has elected to introduce a standard sentence scheme, contrary to the clear advice of the Sentencing Advisory Council’s report in response to...
June 10, 2016
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Liberty Victoria welcomed the opportunity to make this submission in relation to the Victorian Law Reform Commission’s (Commission) review of the Role of the Victims of Crime in the Criminal Trial...
April 26, 2016
The legal apparatus that provides for a person with a cognitive disability to be detained, without review and on an indefinite basis, is concerning. The right to liberty, and the associated right to...
April 22, 2016
Liberty Victoria opposes the enactment of the Serious Sex Offenders (Detention and Supervision) Amendment (Community Safety) Bill 2016 (Vic) (“the Bill”). The principal issue is whether the measures...
April 18, 2016
Liberty Victoria is opposed to the Bill which: Fails to provide registrants with the same important protections that are provided by the Serious Sex Offenders (Detention and Supervision) Act 2009 (...
March 29, 2016
Every year, over 6000 prisoners are released in Victoria, but what does this mean for individuals and the wider community? This video by Young Liberty for Law Reform’s criminal justice pod...
March 9, 2016
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Liberty Victoria opposes the Bill which proposes an amendment to the Corrections Act 1986 (Vic) (the Act) by insertion of a new provision that would, in effect, render a prisoner serving a prison...
March 8, 2016
Liberty Victoria is strongly opposed to the Bill and has submitted a comment to the Legislative Council of Parliament of Victoria.
March 4, 2016