Vote Here The Liberty Victoria Voltaire Human Rights Awards is an important event in the Australian human rights calendar. For more than two decades, the Voltaire Human Rights Award has been...
February 9, 2023
Press Release
Michael Stanton President of Liberty Victoria was a guest on the Law Report A Victorian coroner has described the treatment of an Indigenous woman in prison as inhumane and her death preventable....
February 7, 2023
Liberty Victoria in the News
In light of the damning findings of the Coroner in relation to the tragic death of Ms Veronica Nelson, now is the time to fix Victoria’s broken bail laws. The Coroner has found, in the clearest terms...
January 30, 2023
Press Release
Despite a range of bodies calling for change, including a parliamentary inquiry, the Law Institute of Victoria, the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service and Liberty Victoria, the police union has ...
January 28, 2023
Liberty Victoria in the News
Legal groups have urged the Victorian government not to delay reforming the state's tough bail laws, in anticipation of the findings of a major coronial inquest being handed down next week. Changes...
January 24, 2023
Liberty Victoria in the News
Liberty Victoria president Michael Stanton ­described the current laws as “broken”. “We are concerned that bail laws are increasingly being used as a means of preventive detention in some...
January 24, 2023
Liberty Victoria in the News
In a submission to the Yoorrook Justice Commission, human rights organisation Liberty Victoria noted that in 2020, the rate for Aboriginal adults in custody was about 1837 per 100,000 Victorian...
January 24, 2023
Liberty Victoria in the News
Liberty Victoria's Sam Norton said the state got the balance wrong on bail laws after Bourke Street, allowing for repeat offenders to be held on remand for low-level crimes such as shoplifting under...
January 24, 2023
Liberty Victoria in the News
Legal groups, MPs and the partner of Veronica Nelson are urging the Victorian government not to squander the opportunity to overhaul the state’s bail laws following a major coronial inquest into her...
January 24, 2023
Liberty Victoria in the News
Vice president of Liberty Victoria, Michelle Bennett, said a lack of trained staff could be a “life or death” issue for prisoners, and that time in cells should be strictly limited. “For prisoners,...
January 16, 2023
Liberty Victoria in the News

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