Latest articles and news by Liberty Victoria

  • Press Release
    Post date: February 24, 2022
    On Thursday 10 March 2022, Liberty Victoria’s Rights Advocacy Project (RAP) will launch its report, A Policy for Equality: Painful Periods as a Workplace Issue.  The Report shines a spotlight on the discriminatory and non-inclusive treatment of people who menstruate at work, and the social and... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: February 16, 2022
    The Morrison Government is seeking to re-introduce the Migration Amendment (Strengthening Character Test) Bill 2021 (Cth) (the Bill) — which has already been rejected by Parliament twice because it is unnecessary and will result in unfair outcomes for vulnerable people. This Bill has been before... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: February 16, 2022
    Liberty Victoria president Michael Stanton said the bill proposed a “one size fits all” approach that could result in the deportation of people who are inadvertently caught up in the criminal justice system. “There’s no distinction between a very serious recidivous sexual offender where no one... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: February 10, 2022
    A significant review of Australia’s surveillance laws presents an opportunity to reframe these powers around upholding and protecting human rights, a number of digital and civil rights groups have urged. The creation of a single Surveillance Act is a chance to better protection the information and... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: February 8, 2022
    Liberty Victoria calls on all members of Parliament to reject the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021 (Cth) (“the Bill”) in its current form to ensure that LGBTIQ people, and in particular vulnerable LGBTIQ kids, are not subjected to discrimination in education and other vital services. Need to... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: February 4, 2022
    Requirements to check-in to venues using QR codes are being questioned now the data collected is no longer used for COVID-19 contact tracing. Liberty Victoria raised concerns about the ongoing use of the check-in system on the basis it was an invasion of people’s right to privacy. Barrister and... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: January 24, 2022
    Liberty Victoria president barrister Michael Stanton called on TA to ensure that Australian Open attendees are free to express their views. “There does not appear to be any proper basis for asking an attendee to remove a T-shirt that highlights a human rights issue. Further, we note the T-shirt in... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: January 21, 2022
    Civil liberties and refugee organisations voiced alarm at the outcome. Liberty Victoria president Michael Stanton warned: “It can and will be used in the future to justify the suppression of legitimate political expression because others might engage in unrest.” Liberty Victoria said thousands of... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: January 20, 2022
    Mr Stanton said the Electoral Act may need to be reformed to include social media as an exception, as Bogut could display the same message on a car sticker or clothing – for example – without contravening the act. “This appears to be a heavy-handed approach,” Mr Stanton said.
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: January 20, 2022
    Civil liberties and refugee organisations voiced alarm at the outcome. Liberty Victoria president Michael Stanton warned: “It can and will be used in the future to justify the suppression of legitimate political expression because others might engage in unrest.” Liberty Victoria said thousands of... Read more

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