President's Report 2012
"In 2012, Liberty has met multiple challenges with respect to the protection of human rights and civil liberties at both Commonwealth and State level. The work of the Policy and Management Committees with respect to these challenges has been extensive and, in my view, outstanding. At the end of the year I think it can fairly be said that Liberty has maintained and advanced its position as one of the most influential, if not the most influential, civil liberties advocacy organization in Australia. Please use the below link to read the full president's report from Liberty Victoria's AGM, November 2012."
PLEASE READ AND SIGN THE PETITION BELOW TO STOP CUTS TO VICTORIAN LEGAL AID FUNDING
Press Release - 4 December 2012
Proposed cuts to legal aid funding are alarming warns Liberty Victoria President Jane Dixon SC.
The breadth of the proposed cuts is likely to lead to injustice for those who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer to plead their case in court.
What is proposed is a dramatic change to the delivery of services to clients who may be in serious trouble although not at the stage where immediate imprisonment is said to be the most likely outcome.
Liberty Victoria was the proud sponsor of the Alan Missen Oration held on Saturday 25 August as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival.
Thank you to everyone who attended our awards dinner on Saturday 11 August 2012! See photos on our facebbook page.
Liberty Victoria’s particular focus in the debate with respect to media regulation in Australia is concerned with the protection of civil liberties and in particular with the desirability of underpinning the rights to freedom of expression and privacy. Professor Zifcak, Liberty's President, has written to the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy detailing Liberty's comments on the recommended changes to the regulatory regime. You can read the letter HERE.
Liberty Victoria has written to the Attorney General of Victoria expressing Liberty's concern with respect to the establishment and terms of reference set down for the Victorian Parliament’s inquiry into the sexual abuse of children by members of the clergy. Read the letter HERE.
At our Strategy Planning day in March we discussed the year ahead. Further information about upcoming Liberty functions this year will be available soon.
Please note that Liberty has made a number of submissions so far this year - click on the Submissions tab for further details.