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 work of Liberty Victoria committee member Brigid Arthur was recently featured in The Monthly
September 2, 2021
Liberty Victoria in the News
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
Isabella Farrell-Hallegraeff, from Liberty Victoria's Rights Advocacy Project, explained that people on bridging visas often wait many years for their claim for refugee status to be assessed. Their...
April 15, 2021
Liberty Victoria in the News
Liberty Victoria president Julia Kretzenbacher described the government’s legal argument in the court as a “radical shift in policy” and a “shocking and unprecedented development, indicating complete...
March 29, 2021
Liberty Victoria in the News
Prominent civil liberties lawyer Julian Burnside said refugees in hotel and offshore detention were being treated worse than criminals. "Every human being has the right to seek asylum," he said. "Why...
March 28, 2021
Liberty Victoria in the News
Two asylum seekers arrrived from Sri Lanka on separate boats almost ten years ago. They fell in love and married, had two children and setlled in the small QLD town of Biloela.  Three years ago the...
February 17, 2021
Liberty Victoria in the News
A disturbing and distressing new development has occurred in the Commonwealth’s policies with respect to immigration detention. Pursuant to an amendment to the Migration Act (Cth), non-citizens who...
June 26, 2020
Liberty Victoria in the News
Rick Morton discusses the case of Payam Saadat.  The federal government is holding up a bid to compensate more than 60 people who allegedly suffered psychological trauma in immigration detention...
February 19, 2020
Liberty Victoria in the News
For nearly a decade, Payam Saadat has fought for compensation over the trauma he endured in immigration detention. More than 60 other cases rely on the result of his trial. Rick Morton interviewed...
February 19, 2020
Liberty Victoria in the News

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