Latest articles and news by Liberty Victoria

  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: April 13, 2021
    Civil liberties organisation Liberty Victoria said there were “chronic problems” with the current registration regimen. These included the rapidly expanding number of registrants, the absence of judicial discretion to leave people off the register and the complexity of reporting obligations. “The... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: March 29, 2021
    Liberty Victoria president Julia Kretzenbacher described the government’s legal argument in the court as a “radical shift in policy” and a “shocking and unprecedented development, indicating complete disregard by the Australian government for international laws and standards, and its moral... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: March 28, 2021
    Prominent civil liberties lawyer Julian Burnside said refugees in hotel and offshore detention were being treated worse than criminals. "Every human being has the right to seek asylum," he said. "Why do we treat these people so badly? It's because we are lied to by our parliamentarians. They lie to... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: March 25, 2021
    Liberty Victoria concerned about Morrison Government being prepared to send refugees back to countries where they face a real risk of death, torture or persecution In a recent Federal Court proceeding, Alex Hawke, the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: March 18, 2021
    Liberty Victoria president Julia Kretzenbacher welcomed the move. “Liberty Victoria is incredibly happy that this Bill has passed,” she said. “Victorians now have the same rights as other Australians to have convictions spent. “This will make a huge difference to Victorians’ lives, aid in... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: March 16, 2021
      Liberty Victoria is concerned about data security following the part-privatisation of VicRoads. The data that will become available to private enterprise will be very broad and Liberty Victoria is concerned about the security of it, when in private hands. The data that would  include photos which... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: March 16, 2021
    The Victorian Government has finally published an application process for holding large protest events under COVID.  Here’s what you need to know. MALS and Liberty Victoria have been calling for guidance to be provided for some time to provide a clear framework to hold lawful protests within... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: March 16, 2021
    Justice Legislation Amendment (System Enhancements and Other Matters) Bill 2021  Liberty Victoria's submission was cited three times in Hansard  
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: March 15, 2021
    Civil society has been “completely sidelined and ignored” in the inquiry into the government’s proposed new hacking powers, after no civil or digital rights groups were invited to the only public hearing, Deakin University senior lecturer and Liberty Victoria Vice President, Dr Monique Mann says.
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: March 5, 2021
    They are trying to establish the federal government has a ‘duty of care’ in protecting future generations from the climateaggedon.  Featuring Liberty Victoria's very own Sr Brigid Arthur.

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