Refugees and People Seeking Asylum

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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
A human rights group has swung behind doctors who want the right to disclose what happens in detention centres. Doctors for Refugees has filed a High Court challenge to the secrecy provisions in the...
July 27, 2016
Press Release
[Booked out] Central to a functioning democracy is the notion of an informed public. What happens when we don’t know what the government is doing in our name?  Liberty Victoria’s Young Liberty for...
July 13, 2016
'What we don't know, can hurt us’ Liberty Victoria's Young Liberty for Law Reform (YLLR) has released a report shining a light on a dark corner of our democracy. The report recommends fundamental and...
June 10, 2016