Human Rights

Comment on Recent Amendments to Parole Law in Victoria

Liberty Victoria is strongly opposed to the amendments to the Corrections Act 1986 (Vic) (the Act) made by the Corrections Amendment (Parole) Act 2018 (Vic) (the amendments).

The effective imposition of imprisonment for life without parole constitutes cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment and breaches fundamental human rights norms. People can rehabilitate. These amendments deny a class of offenders the basic human dignity of mercy, individual justice, and rehabilitation.

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Fearless Voices

It’s 37 years since, as a newspaper said, a song died on the streets of New York when John Lennon was shot down. Yet his songs are not dead: intense, sweet and angry, insightful and socially aware, they stay with us.

To mark his astonishing contributions, Liberty Victoria is hosting a unique Sunday afternoon event, FEARLESS VOICES, celebrating the richness of his works.