Latest articles and news by Liberty Victoria

  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: March 2, 2021
    Eight teenagers and an octogenarian nun head to an Australian court on Tuesday to launch what they hope will prove to be a landmark case – one that establishes the federal government’s duty of care in protecting future generations from a worsening climate crisis. The group taking the action... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: February 28, 2021
    Sister Brigid, Liberty Victoria Policy Committee Member,  a teacher for many years, said she wanted to give young people the opportunity to make change, and she was struck by the teenagers’ passion for the world and their future. She works extensively with asylum seekers and has previously acted as... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: February 18, 2021
     “It’s preposterous that Facebook has left in place accounts which share false information or conspiracy theories, while blocking vital health, government and emergency service sites,” LIberty Victoria said in a statement.
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: February 17, 2021
    Two asylum seekers arrrived from Sri Lanka on separate boats almost ten years ago. They fell in love and married, had two children and setlled in the small QLD town of Biloela.  Three years ago the Federal government decided they were not entitled to visas and deported them.  The family appealed -... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: February 16, 2021
    Liberty Victoria welcomes the decision handed down by the Full Federal Court today concerning the Biloela family. A unanimous Full Federal Court has upheld the earlier decision of the Honourable Justice Moshinsky that the Minister for Home Affairs denied the youngest child of the Biloela family... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: February 15, 2021
    In a separate submission, a coalition of digital and civil rights groups including Liberty Victoria, Electronic Frontiers Australia, the Australian Privacy Foundation and the QLD Council of Civil Liberties, said the powers in the legislation amount to “state-authorised hacking”. “Australians do not... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: February 5, 2021
    “Liberty Victoria is aware that members of the legal profession have serious concerns about the impact of the FPO regime on the rights of suspects, accused persons and those within the vicinity of someone who is the subject of an FPO,” the rights group said. ”Even though under the Victorian FPO... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: February 2, 2021
    Liberty Victoria's submission response and press release were quoted in the Victorian Government's report - Inquiry into the Victorian Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic released in early February. See pages 181 261,262 and 322
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: January 24, 2021
    Liberty Victoria's Julia Kretzenbacher said she hoped Victoria would learn from the tower lockdown and other instances where the balance between state power and human rights came into focus. Of particular concern was the focus on using police to enforce public health measures, and the Government's... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: January 23, 2021
    President of Liberty Victoria Julia Kretzenbacher said they believed the current offences covered the type of conduct targeted by the proposed laws. “A ‘grab and drag’ offence would unnecessarily over-complicate the prosecution of this kind of offending,” she said. “It is well known that ‘hard... Read more

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