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
Approval of the Napthine government’s move to ensure the Auditor-General’s independence came today from Liberty Victoria.
Liberty President Jane Dixon SC said it was vital for the proper oversight of... Read more
Public confidence in the legal system is threatened by jamming people into jail while hiding a study of the State’s prison population, Liberty Victoria said today.
Liberty President Jane Dixon SC... Read more
“The newly announced Coalition’s proposal to never allow over thirty thousand stranded asylum seekers settle in Australia, plumbs new depths of cruelty. It is a policy that will cause severe... Read more
A reluctance to acknowledge the existence of racial profiling and a misunderstanding of how racism can be part of police practice underscores the need for better education in the Victoria Police,... Read more
Liberty Victoria raises serious concerns about the human rights implications of Australia's new asylum seeker policy.
President Jane Dixon SC said today: "Liberty is very concerned about how this... Read more
Liberty Victoria congratulates Flemington Kensington Legal Service, Arnold Bloch Leibler Law Firm and the barristers and legal team who worked on a pro-bono basis to take anti-discrimination... Read more
A strategic chasm lies at the heart of the Expert Panel’s report on asylum seekers.
By deciding to ship asylum seekers elsewhere, Australia is repudiating its responsibilities under the International... Read more
The President of Liberty Victoria, Professor Spencer Zifcak, said today that he was deeply disturbed by the resignation of all but one of the members of the Victorian Human Rights and Equal... Read more
Liberty Victoria today welcomed the Baillieu Government’s response to a parliamentary committee review of the Victorian Charter of Rights and Responsibilities.
Liberty’s President, Professor... Read more