Refugees and People Seeking Asylum

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Liberty Victoria is pleased to announce that Sitarah Mohammadi and Sajjad Askary are the 2022 Liberty Victoria Young Voltaire Human Rights Award recipients. The Young Voltaire Human Rights Award...
August 25, 2022
Press Release
Liberty Victoria is awarding the 2022 Voltaire Empty Chair Award to Mehdi Ali, a refugee from Ahvaz, Iran who had been held in detention by Australia since 2013 including at the Park Hotel in...
May 17, 2022
Press Release
Since the last election, the federal government has deported more than 4,000 non-citizens from Australia. Now the Morrison government is trying to pass new laws that could see the number of...
March 3, 2022
Liberty Victoria in the News
The Morrison Government is seeking to re-introduce the Migration Amendment (Strengthening Character Test) Bill 2021 (Cth) (the Bill) — which has already been rejected by Parliament twice because it...
February 16, 2022
Press Release
Liberty Victoria strongly opposes the Bill and calls for an inquiry into the character visa cancellation and refusal framework. Our principal concerns with the Bill can be summarised as follows: (1)...
December 21, 2021
Submission
The work of Liberty Victoria committee member Brigid Arthur was recently featured in The Monthly
September 2, 2021
Liberty Victoria in the News
On the 26 August 2001, the Norwegian vessel the MV Tampa rescued 433 people seeking asylum who were stranded at sea. Most of those rescued were Hazaras fleeing from the Taliban in Afghanistan. What...
August 26, 2021
Press Release
Liberty Victoria has awarded its 2021 Empty Chair Award to all refugees and asylum seekers in on and off-shore detention. On behalf of refugees and asylum seekers in on- and offshore detention, the...
July 7, 2021
Liberty Victoria in the News
In 2021, Liberty Victoria is awarding the Voltaire Empty Chair Award to all refugees and asylum seekers in on and off-shore detention. Established in 2016, this award is presented to a person who is...
July 6, 2021
Press Release
Last week, on the same day that IBAC released its damning report into Victorian prisons, we marked the 15 year anniversary of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel,...
July 1, 2021
Press Release

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