Media Contact

Liberty Victoria contributes to the development of public policy through the media. We weigh in on important debates about civil liberties and human rights and respond to important issues as they arise.

For media enquiries, please contact Liberty Victoria office on info@libertyvictoria.org.au or phone 03 9670 6422.

Spokespeople

Committee, Spokesperson, Policy Committee, Media Contact, Management Committee
Title: President
Michael Stanton is a barrister with a focus on appellate criminal and administrative law. Prior to becoming a barrister Michael was a youth and disability worker, researcher and associate at the... View profile
Committee, Spokesperson, Policy Committee, Media Contact, Management Committee
Title: Immediate Past President
Julia is a barrister who practises in commercial, criminal and public law.  She also appears in quasi-criminal matters. Julia worked as a criminal solicitor advocate from 2013 to 2016 at the North... View profile
Committee, Spokesperson, Policy Committee, Media Contact, Management Committee
Title: Treasurer
Sam is a criminal defence solicitor who has acted in a wide range of criminal matters including cases with a particular focus on human rights. Sam has appeared on behalf of protesters charged with... View profile
Committee, Spokesperson, Policy Committee, Media Contact
Title: Vice President
Jamie Gardiner is a long-standing committee member. He is a Board member of the Human Rights Law Centre and a former member (2000–2009) of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission... View profile
Spokesperson, Policy Committee
Title: Member and former President
Julian Burnside is a barrister, human rights advocate, author and performed the role of President of Liberty Victoria over a number of years including 2020.  He is well known for his staunch... View profile
Committee, Spokesperson, Policy Committee, Management Committee
Title: Vice President
Monique Mann joined the LIberty Victoria committee in 2019 and was elected as Vice President in November 2020
Spokesperson, Policy Committee, Media Contact
Title: Member and Refugee and Asylum Seeker Working Group Chair
Greg Hanson has over 18 years of professional experience practising in refugee/protection and general immigration law. He is a Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialist in immigration law and a... View profile
Spokesperson, Policy Committee, Media Contact
Title: Member and Government Regulation and Equality Working Group Chair
Gemma Cafarella is a public law barrister. She works in human rights, housing, mental health and disability and regulatory matters. Before she was a barrister, Gemma worked at legal aid and in... View profile
Spokesperson, Policy Committee
Title: Member and Privacy Working Group Chair
Tim Warner has been working on Privacy and e-Health issues at Liberty since 2008. A former Treasurer of Liberty, he is normally engaged in the boating industry at Anchor Marine of Sandringham. He... View profile
Spokesperson, Policy Committee, Media Contact
Title: Member
Gregory Buchhorn was confirmed as a Policy Committee member in November 2018