Submitted by Liberty Victoria on Thu, 25/03/2021 - 09:11
Liberty Victoria concerned about Morrison Government being prepared to send refugees back to countries where they face a real risk of death, torture or persecution
In a recent Federal Court proceeding, Alex Hawke, the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, told the Court that he and his Department are prepared to knowingly breach international non-refoulement obligations when removing a person from Australia.
Submitted by Liberty Victoria on Tue, 16/03/2021 - 16:42
Liberty Victoria is concerned about data security following the part-privatisation of VicRoads. The data that will become available to private enterprise will be very broad and Liberty Victoria is concerned about the security of it, when in private hands. The data that would include photos which are capable of use for facial recognition, and other personal information including names, dates of birth, addresses, and motor vehicle registrations.
Submitted by Liberty Victoria on Tue, 16/02/2021 - 15:46
Liberty Victoria welcomes the decision handed down by the Full Federal Court today concerning the Biloela family. A unanimous Full Federal Court has upheld the earlier decision of the Honourable Justice Moshinsky that the Minister for Home Affairs denied the youngest child of the Biloela family procedural fairness in the assessment of whether she engaged Australia’s international non-refoulement obligations.
The ability of charity groups and non-government advocacy bodies to freely speak on political issues is therefore a key component of a healthy democracy. In this submission, Liberty Victoria discourages proposed changes to electoral laws to reduce the threshold for political campaigners from the current $500,000 threshold to $100,000.
Read our submission to the @VLRC inquiry into Improving the Response of the Justice System to Sexual Offences. Liberty Victoria calls for careful rights-based reform and the introduction of a restorative justice model for suitable matters. “A restorative justice model has the potential to have a long-lasting and wide-reaching impact on criminal justice in Victoria, and improving outcomes for victim-survivors.”
Submitted by Liberty Victoria on Fri, 22/01/2021 - 16:11
Liberty Victoria Calls on Government to find COVID-safe ways for Protest Activity
Liberty Victoria is disappointed in the Premier’s reported comments this week that now is not the time to be protesting. Freedom of expression, the right of peaceful assembly and freedom of association are fundamental human rights protected by the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities. Those rights are also fundamental to a healthy democracy.
Submitted by Liberty Victoria on Mon, 07/12/2020 - 15:31
Victoria can be a place where sexually and gender diverse Victorians can grow up feeling accepted, supported and loved.
The Victorian Government’s Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill 2020 is a very welcome human rights measure. Liberty Victoria applauds this important initiative, and calls on all members of Parliament to support its prompt passage.