Latest articles and news by Liberty Victoria

  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: November 14, 2019
    The state’s courts are also dealing with record numbers of accused offenders being stuck behind bars as years of tightening bail laws continue to bite. Liberty Victoria vice-president Jamie Gardiner said changes to the Bail Act were a knee-jerk reaction that would be detrimental for community... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: November 5, 2019
    Civil liberties groups including Liberty Victoria argued last week that existing laws could be used to punish violent protesters and that calling on consumers to stop spending with a specific company was a form of free speech.
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: November 4, 2019
    Liberty Victoria president Jessie Taylor warned of an “extraordinary incursion into free speech” in Mr Morrison’s stated intention when the right to protest and boycott was at the heart of most liberal democracies.
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: November 4, 2019
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: November 2, 2019
    Liberty Victoria president Jessie Taylor warned of an "extraordinary incursion into free speech" in Mr Morrison's stated intention when the right to protest and boycott was at the heart of most liberal democracies. "This represents a further significant erosion of that right, from a prime minister... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: September 28, 2019
    Liberty Victoria President, Jessie Taylor, taks to Derryn Hinch about surveillance technology
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: September 17, 2019
    Civil libertarians have questioned the wider use of driver’s licence photos. “Until such time as we have a proven need that this can actually address, it’s a huge overreach,” Liberty Victoria President Jessie Taylor told 3AW’s Neil Mitchell. “It’s a big breach of our privacy and it’s just... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: September 17, 2019
    Liberty Victoria's Gemma Cafarella said facial recognition technology was a "significant erosion" of privacy that locked everyone with a driver's licence into a national database. She said the mere existence of a database could curtail people's freedom of expression and right to protest. "A... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: September 12, 2019
    More Indigenous people could be held in immigration detention and deported from Australia if a new migration law is passed, three separate lawyers’ groups, (including Liberty Victoria) have warned.
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: September 6, 2019
    The Religious Discrimination Bill, introduced by the Attorney-General Christian Porter, has its flaws. Nevertheless, it walks a more or less acceptable line between arch proponents and critics of the recent campaign for greater religious freedoms. The Government has produced relatively moderate... Read more

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