Liberty Victoria's Rights Advocacy Project

Owning Institution

Rights Advocacy Project is a community of lawyers and activists working for fairer laws for all Australians. We’re part of Liberty Victoria, one of Australia’s leading human rights organisations. We aim to influence positive law reform and to develop the next generation of human rights activists and lawyers.

Recently added resources


2 Jul 2018

The aim of this report is to illustrate ways in which state and territory governments might safeguard some of the rights of people seeking asylum in Australia.


17 May 2018

This report analyses the diversion schemes currently operating in the Magistrates’ and Children’s Courts of Victoria.

Discussion paper

1 Mar 2018

This paper responds to the Australian Law Reform Commission Review of the Family Law System. In particular, it addresses question 25 in the issues paper released in March 2018 - how should the family law system address misuse of process as a form of abuse...


4 May 2017

As this report reveals, ministers now exercise power that is mostly beyond the review of judges. Such power should be exercised humanely and in accordance with morality, not absolute law. Yet, this report reveals that this is no longer the case.

Policy report

1 May 2017

In Victoria, police decide what to disclose in a criminal record check. These checks go to employers, housing providers and insurance companies. With a conviction, these checks can be a roadblock to accessing all manner of life’s necessities. And it doesn’t just impact serious offenders;...