Latest articles and news by Liberty Victoria

  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: September 17, 2021
    Gemma Cafarella discusses the shutdown of the Melbourne CBD in preparation for a planned protest is a proportionate response with Neil Mitchell of 3AW Her interview is on at the 1.40 mark of the show  
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: September 16, 2021
    Liberty Victoria said it was unhappy with the force’s ­approach. “We are concerned that Victoria Police’s military-style tactics could be normalised and ­deployed against future ­responsible protests,” it said. “We are also worried that shutting down public transport access to the city will... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: September 16, 2021
    Police are planning to temporarily shut down public transport this weekend to prevent protesters from travelling into the Melbourne CBD for anti-lockdown protests. The Victorian Council for Civil Liberties has criticised the decision in a public statement on Twitter, describing the shutdown as "... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: September 9, 2021
    Sam Norton, Senior Vice President of Liberty Victoria was profiled in this article. Mr Norton said people always ask “how can you represent people charged with these crimes” but he says it’s just part of a larger justice system. “For it to work, an accused needs to be represented and they need to... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: September 6, 2021
    A former Victorian prisoner viciously bashed by guards while he was naked and handcuffed lying face-down on a cell floor has been unable to view footage of his assault from their body-worn cameras because of a law requiring these recordings be kept secret. Liberty Victoria president, barrister... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: September 2, 2021
    “Liberty Victoria spokesman Michael Stanton said while they welcomed most of the announcements, they worried banning far-right imagery may come with unintended consequences and prove to be a band-aid solution and fail to address the root cause of the problem. Mr Stanton said pushing such icons... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: September 2, 2021
    The work of Liberty Victoria committee member Brigid Arthur was recently featured in The Monthly
  • Press Release
    Post date: August 26, 2021
    On the 26 August 2001, the Norwegian vessel the MV Tampa rescued 433 people seeking asylum who were stranded at sea. Most of those rescued were Hazaras fleeing from the Taliban in Afghanistan. What followed was a defining moment for our national character. Australian SAS forces boarded the Tampa... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: August 19, 2021
    Liberty Victoria president Julia Kretzenbacher called on the state government to release expert advice which led to the closure of playgrounds, saying any restrictions needed to be proportionate. She said making compliance easier was not a “proper reason” for imposing restrictions.
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: August 18, 2021
    Experts say it’s extremely difficult to work out what effect an overnight curfew had on reducing Melbourne’s case numbers during its second wave last year, but say it is likely the reintroduced measure limits overall movement. The return of 9pm to 5am stay-at-home directions by the Victorian state... Read more

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