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Liberty submits that neither a referendum nor a plebiscite is an appropriate method to address matters of equality and human rights. Liberty urges the committee to reject the proposal, but to...
September 4, 2015
Submission
A fortnight before three journalists are to receive an award for their work for press freedom two of them have been jailed. Imprisoned are al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed....
August 30, 2015
Press Release
Liberty Victoria has welcomed the Victorian government’s decision to remove Special Religious Instruction (‘SRI’) from scheduled class time at government schools. The government has announced instead...
August 24, 2015
Press Release
Liberty Victoria today warned against moves to wind back access to the courts for environmental groups. The attack on access  follows  a successful challenge by a Queensland conservation group in the...
August 20, 2015
Press Release
Liberty Victoria supports a terminally ill person’s right to die with dignity.  As early as 1998 Liberty Victoria produced a booklet titled The Final Choice – Considerations on Choosing to Die, and...
August 5, 2015
Submission
The decision by an Egyptian court to once again adjourn the re-trial of television’s “three brothers”, journalists Peter Greste, Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy, came as they were awarded Australia’s...
August 3, 2015
Press Release
Liberty Victoria with the support of the Alan Missen Foundation is delighted to announce that Jennifer Robinson will be giving the 2015 Alan Missen Oration at the Melbourne Writers Festival....
July 25, 2015
Event
Civil liberties groups today warned that moves by the federal government to strip citizenship would not make Australians safer. “To expel a person who has engaged in terrorism related offences and...
July 24, 2015
Press Release
The Federal Government is urged to redouble its efforts to help an Australian journalist and his colleague facing charges of criminal defamation and computer crimes in Thailand. “Just as in the case...
July 8, 2015
Press Release

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