Latest articles and news by Liberty Victoria

  • Press Release
    Post date: September 5, 2020
    Liberty Victoria is deeply concerned and troubled about reports of the violent apprehension of Aboriginal man Korey Penny, while he was on his way to work. Mr Penny was cycling to work and spear-tackled to the ground by a Victoria Police member. Victoria Police allege that he was cycling without... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: September 3, 2020
    Liberty Victoria has also expressed "deep concern" about the arrest of the pregnant mother, saying pressing charges to prevent a peaceful protest was a "disturbing development, irrespective of the current state of emergency". "To describe this approach by police as heavy-handed is a gross... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: September 3, 2020
    Liberty Victoria is deeply concerned about reports of the arrest by Victoria Police of a woman for the alleged incitement of an anti-lockdown protest. It has been reported that the apparently pregnant woman was arrested and handcuffed in her own home in the presence of her young children because of... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: September 3, 2020
    Writing to your MP, volunteering for a community group, or attending a protest are all types of basic civic engagement that are critical for a strong democracy. However, the ability of concerned citizens to engage in protest is increasingly being discouraged, if not repressed, by a range of legal... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: August 31, 2020
    Marisa interviews Liberty Victoria's Michael Stanton in the 3CR Doin Time show on Monday 31 August  on the topic of Repression and the Law. Michael discusses the MALs event where the Right to Protest in Victoria and the Victorian Human Rights Charter were examined in a panel discussion.  
  • Press Release
    Post date: August 26, 2020
    Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (State of Emergency Extension and Other Matters) Bill (Vic) – Exposure Draft   Liberty Victoria makes the following comments on the Exposure Draft of the Health and Wellbeing Amendment (State of Emergency Extension and Other Matters) Bill (Vic) (the Bill). The... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: August 26, 2020
    Michael Stanton discusses the proposed Vic State of Emergency Extension on "The Wire".
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: August 26, 2020
    The premier is sticking firm to his proposed extension of Victoria's state of emergency. But human rights supporters say it's unjustified. For a closer look, @mikeamor7 spoke with @gemmacaf from @LibertyVic . http://7news.link/coronavirus #7NEWS
  • Press Release
    Post date: August 25, 2020
    Liberty Victoria is concerned by reports that the Government is considering changing the law so that Victoria’s current state of emergency can be extended for a further 12 months. At present, Victorian law ensures that a state of emergency cannot last more than 6 months. The current state of... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: August 25, 2020
    Civil rights organisation Liberty Victoria says the government is effectively writing itself a blank cheque with a 12-month extension, which is inconsistent with the preservation of human rights. They backed the call for four-weekly reviews to ensure limits on human rights and freedoms would... Read more

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