Latest articles and news by Liberty Victoria

  • 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 16, 2021
    Liberty Victoria said it was concerned Victoria Police's "military-style tactics" could be normalised and deployed against "future responsible protests". "We are also worried that shutting down public transport access to the city will unreasonably affect essential workers and CBD residents," the... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: September 16, 2021
    Lawyer Gemma Cafarella from civil liberties group Liberty Victoria said while they did not support large-scale gatherings during the pandemic, the shutdown of the CBD was going too far. “There is an important conversation to be had about how we balance our rights, such as the right to protest, with... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: September 15, 2021
    The Victorian Council for Civil Liberties has criticised the decision in a public statement on Twitter, describing the shutdown as "military-style". "As COVID numbers continue to rise, we do not support large public gatherings that don't engage in mask-wearing and social distancing, including... 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

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