The decision by an Egyptian court to once again adjourn the re-trial of television’s “three brothers”, journalists Peter Greste, Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy, came as they were awarded Australia’s... Read more
Civil liberties groups today warned that moves by the federal government to strip citizenship would not make Australians safer.
“To expel a person who has engaged in terrorism related offences and... Read more
The Federal Government is urged to redouble its efforts to help an Australian journalist and his colleague facing charges of criminal defamation and computer crimes in Thailand.
“Just as in the case... Read more
Liberty Victoria press release 27 May 2015
The Federal Government is falling into a trap by harshly removing people's rights in the guise of fighting terrorism, Liberty Victoria said today.
"Giving a... Read more
Is it legal for a neighbour to fly a drone over your backyard? Can you stop someone filming you from above at the beach? Answers to such questions are sought by the unmanned systems industry and... Read more
Liberty Victoria has welcomed the Andrews Government’s decision to scrap an offensive and counter-productive Crimes Act provision. Section 19A was introduced into the Crimes Act by the Kennett... Read more
To mark the 12-month anniversary of drastic Government cuts to free legal services for asylum seekers, leading refugee organisations across Australia have called on the Federal Government to ensure... Read more
We write to set out our concerns regarding the Data Retention Bill presently before the Parliament.
We are deeply troubled by the provisions of the Bill, even with the amendments... Read more
An alarming trend has evolved in calls being made for tougher laws whenever a perceived or real problem of rising crime appeared, Liberty Victoria said today.
“Such is the case with recent... Read more
Liberty Victoria is alarmed at the Prime Minister’s response to comments by the United Nations that various aspects of Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers contravenes the UN Convention Against... Read more