In light of the developing COVID-19 pandemic, Liberty Victoria supports calls from more than 370 lawyers, academics and advocates to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 in the Australian... Read more
Sentencing Amendment (Emergency Worker Harm) Bill 2020
Liberty Victoria is strongly opposed to the Sentencing Amendment (Emergency Worker Harm) Bill 2020 (“The Bill”).
The Bill reflects the... Read more
"There is a genuine risk of innocent people being convicted of crimes they have not committed."
Liberty Victoria strongly opposes the Victorian Government’s recently announced reforms to the law of... Read more
Liberty Victoria welcomes the Victorian government’s announcement that it is committed to introducing a legislated spent convictions scheme. Once a scheme is legislated, this will bring Victoria in... Read more
Liberty Victoria welcomes the High Court’s decision handed down today, which recognises
that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people cannot be considered “aliens” under the
Australian... Read more
Liberty Victoria are seeking volunteers to assist in running our annual Voltaire Awards on Saturday 27 July, which celebrate individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to free speech and... 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