Populist law and order agenda sees courts lose power as mandatory sentencing is expanded.
“The public may not be aware of the speed with which the Napthine government is removing sentencing... Read more
Liberty Victoria today said the Federal Government’s foreshadowed plans to reverse the onus of proof for Australians visiting so called “terror hotspots” are unwarranted.
The Government wants people... Read more
Public statement from The NSW Council for Civil Liberties, Liberty Victoria, The Queensland Council for Civil Liberties, The SA Council for Civil Liberties, Civil Liberties Australia.
Civil Liberties... Read more
Liberty Victoria press release 27 June 2014
An interpreter who helped a man who died soon after his release from a police station is to be awarded this year's Voltaire Award for free speech.
Yu Shu... Read more
Liberty Victoria welcomes the decision of the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Horvath v Australia (1885/2009).
“This case demonstrates that justice in Victoria is hollow when it comes to the... Read more
Changes proposed for the state’s parole system threaten to make the community less safe, Liberty Victoria warned today.
“We strongly agree with some proposals for Parole reform while there are others... Read more
Longer jail terms for serious offences do not mean a safer community but may have the reverse effect, Liberty Victoria warned today.
“They may have a simplistic appeal, especially when parties are... Read more
LIBERTY SLAMS BRANDIS CHANGES TO THE RDA
Liberty Victoria today attacked new government proposals to dilute protections against racist speech.
Liberty President, Jane Dixon SC, said that ‘freedom of... Read more
The tragedy at Manus Island was foreseeable.
As observed by the Human Rights Law Centre, Australia has sent 1300 asylum seekers to Manus Island for ‘processing and resettlement’, but not one person... Read more
As the community contemplates the Victorian Government’s decision to, as Premier Denis Napthine puts it, have the Hoddle Street murderer Julian Knight “rot in jail”, it is worth looking at similar... Read more