The proposal reported on in the media that there was consideration to reduce jury sizes from 12 to 8 is wrong and should not be implemented. Rather than rush through such a fundamental change to a... Read more
Liberty Victoria is very concerned about the new powers sought to be introduced by the COVID‑19 (Emergency Measures) Bill.
In particular, we are concerned about how the new powers of what seems to be... Read more
Liberty Victoria is deeply concerned by reports that some of the extraordinary measures introduced by the Government, and in particular the imposition of a curfew, were not made on the considered... Read more
Liberty Victoria is deeply concerned and troubled about reports of the violent apprehension of Aboriginal man Korey Penny, while he was on his way to work.
Mr Penny was cycling to work and spear-... Read more
Liberty Victoria is deeply concerned about reports of the arrest by Victoria Police of a woman for the alleged incitement of an anti-lockdown protest.
It has been reported that the apparently... Read more
Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment
(State of Emergency Extension and Other Matters) Bill (Vic) – Exposure Draft
Liberty Victoria makes the following comments on the Exposure Draft of the Health... Read more
Liberty Victoria is concerned by reports that the Government is considering changing the law so that Victoria’s current state of emergency can be extended for a further 12 months.
At present,... Read more
When Dylan Alcott gives presentations, he sometimes asks the question “What’s worse than being in a wheelchair?”
Then he flashes up a picture of someone wearing that often contentious form of... Read more
The secret trials of lawyer Bernard Collaery and Witness J challenge one of the fundamental bases of our legal system: the requirement for open justice and accountability.
In recognition of these... Read more
Liberty Victoria is concerned by news that the Australian Federal Police has recommended that prosecutors consider laying charges against ABC journalist Dan Oakes. The recommended charges relate to... Read more