Liberty Victoria are seeking volunteers to assist in running our annual Voltaire Awards which celebrate individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to free speech and advocating for human... Read more
Liberty Victoria honours Nasrin Sotoudeh with the Voltaire 'Empty Chair' Award 2019
Nasrin is an Iranian lawyer and human rights defender, renowned for her work representing abused women and children... Read more
Liberty Victoria honours the Ngaga-Dji project ( Hear me!), a collaborative project of the Koorie Youth Council led by Anna Cerreto and Indi Clarke, with the Young Voltaire Award.
The Young Voltaire... Read more
This year Liberty Victoria honours Debbie Kilroy, the founder of Sisters Inside, with the Voltaire Human Rights Award.
The Voltaire Award honours a person or group for an outstanding contribution to... Read more
Liberty Victoria believes fervently in the importance of impartial, independent legal advice and representation.
Liberty Victoria is an organisation made up predominately (though not solely) of legal... Read more
The proposed spent convictions bill introduced by Reason Party leader Fiona Patten MP would transform the lives of many Victorians. If passed, the proposed scheme would bring Victoria in line with... Read more
Over 150 free speech advocates are calling on Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to stop the offshore detention of asylum seekers. A letter has gone from those attending the nation’s top free speech... Read more
A leading human rights group today joined a chorus of condemnation of new State Government laws that sharply cut the amount of time people may spend together.
Under the laws children as young as 14... Read more
New mandatory sentencing laws will not make our communities safer, the human rights group Liberty Victoria warned today. The comments were made in response to Wednesday’s announcement that the... Read more
One of Australia’s most popular actors and a prominent activist are among those awarded this year’s major free speech awards, announced today.
A further award went to a journalist asylum seeker who... Read more