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... Read more
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... Read more
As part of a society which values and promotes human dignity, equality and freedom, a properly functioning social security system — that is, a system which is available, adequate and accessible to... Read more
Liberty Victoria is dismayed to learn that government obstruction has led the United Nations’ torture prevention body to suspend its visit to Australia.
The risk to the human rights of people held in... Read more
Liberty Victoria are seeking volunteers to assist in running the annual Voltaire Human Rights Awards at the Sofitel Hotel Melbourne, on Friday 18 November which celebrate individuals who have made... Read more
The Optus data breach demonstrates that our private data has not received the practical or legal protections that are required in our interconnected society. This particular episode is, however, only... Read more
Liberty Victoria is pleased to announce that the 2022 Voltaire Human Rights Award winner is Brenda Appleton OAM.
The Voltaire Human Rights Award honours a person or group of people who have made an... Read more
JOINT STATEMENT 1 SEPTEMBER 2022
The New South Wales Council for Civil Liberties, Liberty Victoria, South Australian Council for Civil Liberties strongly condemn the former Prime Minister Morrison's... Read more
Liberty Victoria is pleased to announce that Sitarah Mohammadi and Sajjad Askary are the 2022 Liberty Victoria Young Voltaire Human Rights Award recipients.
The Young Voltaire Human Rights Award... Read more
Climate change has wrought devastating consequences in Australia — bushfires and floods have caused significant loss of life and mass displacement; bleaching events have affected large parts of the... Read more