Latest articles and news by Liberty Victoria

  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: April 14, 2020
    Listen to this morning's interview with Liberty Victoria's Gemma Cafarella Liberty Victoria's Gemma Cafarella says while it is clear that limits on freedoms are necessary at the moment to protect public safety, clarity and oversight of policing is critical. "I think it is noteworthy that there is... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: April 14, 2020
    Liberty Victoria is very concerned about the arrest of one person and the issuing of fines totalling $43,000 to those engaged in a “car convoy protest” on Good Friday outside the Mantra Hotel in Preston, which is holding refugees and people seeking asylum (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-10/... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: April 14, 2020
    On Monday the alliance of community legal groups including Liberty Victoria said 20 reports of "concerning police interactions" in Victoria had been lodged with the new COVID-19 Policing in Australia website in the past week.
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: April 14, 2020
    Victorian authorities will review all infringements given for coronavirus rule breaches after another mix-up saw a couple fined more than $3000 for a holiday they went on a year ago.  Michael Stanton from Liberty Victoria is interviewed in this news story.  
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: April 14, 2020
    Liberty Victoria's Mike Stanton comments on police monitoring and fines in this Channel 9 coverage.
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: April 11, 2020
    Mike Stanton, a barrister and spokesman for Liberty Victoria, tells The Saturday Paper it was a “resounding judgement” that has not dramatically changed the landscape of jury trials. “I don’t think this has rebalanced the scales of justice,” he says. “What the High Court found was that there was a... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: April 11, 2020
    “It is going to cause very significant problems for people on remand but it will also cause significant problems for victims, for other witnesses and families of accused people,’’ said Liberty Victoria’s Sam Norton
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: April 7, 2020
    Lawyers are warning police in Victoria to exercise restraint and use their common sense before issuing $1,652 coronavirus fines for breaches of social isolation rules. "When extraordinary measures are being taken, they've got to be exercised with significant restraint," Liberty Victoria senior vice... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: April 1, 2020
    Julia Kretzenbacher Vice President of Liberty Victoria discusses the covid-19 restrictions on Neil Mitchells 3AW program.
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: April 1, 2020
    The call for humane decarceration during this pandemic & some civil rights concerns about the govt response so far.  With Criminal Lawyer and Liberty Victoria Vice President Julia Kretzenbacher and Criminal Lawyer Felix Ralph. Listen to the 3CR program.  The 31 March program was run at 6pm

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