The retiring President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs, is to be honoured for her fearless work in pursuit of people’s rights.
She is the recipient of the nation’s... Read more
The rumoured plan to create a sprawling ‘Department of Homeland Security’ is dangerous, wasteful and unnecessary, warns human rights group Liberty Victoria.
Fairfax Media reported yesterday that... Read more
Citizenship plan unfair and
invasive, says rights group
Changes floated by the Immigration Minister to requirements for Australian citizenship are unnecessary and counter-productive, Liberty Victoria... Read more
Scrapping bail for “serious” crimes dangerous
and goes too far, rights group warns
The idea that some people facing "serious" offences should not be allowed to apply for bail is dangerous and... Read more
Human rights group Liberty Victoria applauds the Andrews government for taking a strong and principled stance on the right to die with dignity.
However, while welcoming that announcement, Liberty is... Read more
Andrews Government should let Parole
Board do its job, says Liberty Victoria
Liberty Victoria warns that the Andrews Government’s proposed new parole laws are an unnecessary and dangerous step... Read more
Public safety and the State budget will suffer as a result of harsh new measures by the Andrews Government, Liberty Victoria warned today.
The human rights group’s president, Jessie Taylor, said “The... Read more
Community lawyer and lecturer Jessie Taylor has been elected president of one of Australia's leading human rights organisations,
Ms Taylor BA(Hons) LLB(Hons) MSc(HA) is a lecturer... Read more
Teenagers don't belong in an adult jail, even when things get hard. Placing them with adult prisoners is exposing them to dangerous influences and the risk of abuse.
Eighty per cent of those in... Read more
Rights group flays
Refugee life ban
The human rights group Liberty Victoria has condemned the Federal Government's decision to ban any asylum seeker who has attempted to reach Australia.
Liberty... Read more