Latest articles and news by Liberty Victoria

  • 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
    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
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: August 26, 2020
    Michael Stanton discusses the proposed Vic State of Emergency Extension on "The Wire".
  • 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
    Victorian human rights groups have expressed “concern” over the state government’s proposed State of Emergency legislation, which would grant it power to extend it for another 12 months. “We’re concerned about it,” Michael Stanton, Spokesperson for Liberty Victoria, told 3AW Drive. “We don’t think... 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
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: August 11, 2020
    Liberty Victoria's Vice President Julia Kretzenbacher discusses the Stage 4 lockdown including fines, the need interpret complex statutes and the lateness of directions being published. Starts at around 40.00  11 Aug Breakfast Program
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: August 11, 2020
    Liberty Victoria's Martin Radzaj discusses the case of Australian Van Kham Chau located within Vietnam's prison system on 3CRs Done by Law 11 Aug From 11.25 in the program on 11 August  

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