Latest articles and news by Liberty Victoria

  • 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  
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: July 29, 2020
    ABC News interviewed Liberty Victoria's Vice President Julia Kretzenbacher.  Is the requirement to wear face masks a breach of human rights?  Will the incantation of magic words such as "I am a living woman" exempt you from the law? These issues and more are discussed in this informative interview.
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: July 29, 2020
    Liberty Victoria advocates for the rights and freedoms of people when it believes they are threatened by governments and organisations. Its vice president Julia Kretzenbacher, who is a barrister, says being made to wear a face mask is not a breach of human rights. "It may be a limitation on someone... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: July 29, 2020
    There's growing anger towards COVID-deniers who film themselves breaching public health restrictions. They claim it's their legal right to disobey the Chief Health Officer's orders. For an expert legal opinion, Channel 7s @Jacquifelgate spoke with Michael Stanton, from Liberty Victoria.
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: July 14, 2020
    Julian Burnside president of Liberty Victoria discusses the trial of 2020 Voltaire Empty Chair Human Rights award winner Bernard Collaery in a radio interview on the ABC's Law Report.
  • Press Release
    Post date: July 10, 2020
    When Dylan Alcott gives presentations, he sometimes asks the question “What’s worse than being in a wheelchair?” Then he flashes up a picture of someone wearing that often contentious form of footwear – crocs. Dylan is probably best known as a Paralympic gold medallist and grand slam tennis... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: July 8, 2020
    The secret trials of lawyer Bernard Collaery and Witness J challenge one of the fundamental bases of our legal system: the requirement for open justice and accountability. In recognition of these extraordinary events it is my privilege to announce Bernard Collaery and Witness J as joint winners of... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: July 5, 2020
    Victorian Council for Civil Liberties urged the Government to act with fewer police and more social workers, nurses, drug and alcohol clinicians and mental health support, warning “this is a tinderbox and police could be the match”.

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