Latest articles and news by Liberty Victoria

  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: January 17, 2022
    “Deportation of a person because of a purported risk as to how others might perceive them and then act sets a terrible precedent,” Michael Stanton, the president of Liberty Victoria said. “It can and will be used in the future to justify the suppression of legitimate political expression because... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: January 16, 2022
    Michael Stanton, a barrister and the president of Liberty Victoria, said it was “particularly unfair” to focus on how others might perceive Djokovic’s views, rather than the seriousness of what he has actually said. “It’s very different from [denying a visa] for someone who has expressly said... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: January 16, 2022
    Liberty Victoria president Mike Stanton tweeted during the hearing: “Deportation of a person because of a purported risk as to how others might perceive them and then act sets a terrible precedent.”
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: January 16, 2022
    Michael Stanton, president of Liberty Victoria, added: "It's very different from [denying a visa] for someone who has expressly said something about inciting violence or encouraging unrest. "The reliance on how someone might be perceived sets an impossible standard for that person to meet."
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: January 16, 2022
    The Victorian Council for Civil Liberties has released a series of tweets in the aftermath of the ruling on what it described as Australia's ...
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: January 13, 2022
    After Novak Djokovic’s visa was restored by a Federal Court judge this week, the ultimate decision of whether he could stay in Australia rested with one person: Immigration Minister Alex Hawke. The personal powers of the immigration minister to grant or cancel visas are so broad and powerful, they’... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: December 6, 2021
    Premier Daniel Andrews said the process had been robust, but it was really a negotiation with three upper house crossbenchers, Reason Party’s Fiona Patten, Greens leader Samantha Ratnam and Animal Justice Party’s Andy Meddick. They negotiated some amendments in exchange for their support such as... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: December 6, 2021
    Liberty Victoria’s outgoing president Julia Kretzenbacher says their organisation has also been busy. “For the past two years there’s particular things we focused on, including the curfew, privacy around QR codes, policing as a public health response and now the pandemic bill.” Both de Kretser and... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: November 25, 2021
    While noting he did not know the circumstances of the case and made no comment about the merit of police actions, Liberty Victoria President Michael Stanton said considerations went beyond the Crimes Act. "The Charter of Human Rights requires that a person arrested or detained on a criminal charge... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: November 24, 2021
    Liberty Victoria's Greg Buchhorn is interviewed in relation to the proposed Victorian pandemic legislation on 3 CRs Done by Law program recorded on 23 November.

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