Refugees and Asylum Seekers

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Liberty Victoria’s Rights Advocacy Project (‘RAP’) today released a new report revealing the dramatic rise in the personal discretions and legal powers of the Immigration Minister. One of the report...
May 4, 2017
Press Release
A lot of what we know about the harm being caused by our immigration policies comes from whistleblowers. However, many stay silent, deterred from speaking out. Their silence is harmful. It is harmful...
March 9, 2017
The rumoured plan to create a sprawling ‘Department of Homeland Security’ is dangerous, wasteful and unnecessary, warns human rights group Liberty Victoria. Fairfax Media reported yesterday that...
March 8, 2017
Press Release
Citizenship plan unfair and invasive, says rights group Changes floated by the Immigration Minister to requirements for Australian citizenship are unnecessary and counter-productive, Liberty Victoria...
February 11, 2017
Press Release
The plight and treatment of asylum seekers has always been of real concern to Liberty Victoria. In 2012 and 2013 the continued detention of a number of refugees as a result of adverse security...
January 17, 2017
Community lawyer and lecturer Jessie Taylor has been elected president of one of Australia's leading human rights organisations, Liberty Victoria. Ms Taylor BA(Hons) LLB(Hons) MSc(HA) is a lecturer...
December 1, 2016
Press Release
Rights group flays Refugee life ban The human rights group Liberty Victoria has condemned the Federal Government's decision to ban any asylum seeker who has attempted to reach Australia. Liberty...
November 8, 2016
Press Release
Liberty Victoria previously made a submission to the Inquiry into the Conditions and Treatment of Asylum Seekers and Refugees at the Regional Processing Centres in the Republic of Nauru and Papua New...
November 7, 2016