Joint statement on the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014
15 October 2014
The Australian Government has an important duty to protect the community from terrorism.... Read more
Liberty Victoria has joined civil liberties organisations throughout Australia in criticising national security laws being rushed through federal parliament in the Counter Terrorism Legislation... Read more
Committee review period too hasty on 'Foreign Fighters' Bill
Liberty Victoria shares NSW Council for Civil Liberties concern of the haste with which counter-terrorism legislation is coming into... Read more
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