Media Release 30 January 2018 ICJ Victoria is alarmed by the reported actions in 2013 of then Immigration Minister, Scott Morrison, to stop asylum seekers being given permanent protection visas. The Rule of Law demands that all law makers and executors be bound by the legislation that exists. To retrospectively deny genuine refugees lawful protections, […]
ICJV endorses this article by Michael Stanton, Vice-President of Liberty Victoria. The article states how the willingness of Cabinet Ministers to attack the independence of Victorian judges reveals a blatant disregard for the rule of law. It is also inconsistent with fundamental conservative principles. The article can be read by following the link below. http://www.smh.com.au/comment/duttons-attacks-on-the-judiciary-are-anything-but-conservative-20180115-h0ieqg.html
ICJ Victoria has previously deplored the public attacks made by politicians against the character and independence of judges and magistrates in Victoria. It is unfortunate that such attacks are continuing to occur. The comments made in recent days by a senior Cabinet Minister not only reveal a blatant misunderstanding of the judicial process, but also […]
We support the Law Council’s call for an immediate increase in the age of criminal responsibility to 12 years and the introduction of a minimum age of 14 years for the detention of children. The authority for the Law Council’s proposal is the Convention on the Rights of the Child. That Australian law should reflect […]
Following the resounding ‘Yes’ answer to same-sex marriage, ICJ Victoria calls on Parliament to amend the Marriage Act so that civil marriage is available to all couples, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status.