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
Liberty Victoria has joined the chorus of criticism levelled at the Federal Government over its bullying of the Australian Human Rights Commission president, Professor Gillian Triggs.
It is a matter... Read more
Statement following Submission on the Rehabilitation and Re-integration for Prisoners
Prisoners need internet access for their education, human rights group Liberty Victoria says.
This follows a... Read more
The human rights group Liberty Victoria today called on the Federal Government to use its review of security laws to introduce a much higher threshold for access to telecommunications data and limit... Read more
The appalling and tragic attack on journalists at the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, has once again ignited a debate about the extent and limits of freedom of speech in Australia.
Liberty... Read more
Last week, Australia’s Parliament passed legislation intended to sideline international law, natural justice and judicial oversight from the determination of asylum claims.
Liberty Victoria condemns... Read more
An independent body should oversee complaints against police, Liberty Victoria said today. This follows the sacking of one officer and disciplining of three more after a man being held was left to... Read more
Barrister George Georgiou SC is the new President of Liberty Victoria.
Elected at the recent annual meeting, he was welcomed by outgoing President Jane Dixon QC who said: “Liberty's role in... Read more
The social and economic costs of hardline anti-crime policies are simply too great, the President of Liberty Victoria, George Georgiou SC, warned today.
He said all Victorians should be concerned... Read more