Liberty Victoria is one of Australia’s leading civil liberties organisations - working to defend and extend human rights and freedoms in Victoria since 1936. They do this on limited funds, with no support from Government, relying on a small part time office team, volunteers who do the work and the financial support of members, donors and people who come along to our events.
Their aims are to:
- Help foster a society based on the democratic participation of all its members and the principles of justice, openness, the right to dissent and respect for diversity.
- Secure the equal rights of everyone and oppose any abuse or excessive power by the state against its people.
- Influence public debate and government policy on a range of human rights issues. We have policy statements on issues such as access to justice, a charter of rights, freedom of speech and privacy.
- Prepare submissions to government, support court cases defending infringements of civil liberties, issue media releases and hold events.