Latest articles and news by Liberty Victoria

  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: April 29, 2020
    The Victorian government is working on regulations to ensure tenants are not worse off under rental law changes intended to protect them during the coronavirus crisis. The legislation, which passed during an emergency sitting of state parliament last week, left real estate and human rights... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: April 29, 2020
    Human rights organisation Liberty Victoria says the change is “unprecedented”. “It puts so much more power in the hands of the landlord,” a Liberty spokeswoman said.
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: April 28, 2020
    The freedom of Victorian tenants to choose where they live could be substantially restricted under new COVID-19 laws. The temporary law is a significant departure from the original one requiring the tenant to provide 28 days' written notice before leaving - no reason needed. Human rights... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: April 23, 2020
     Last week the Victorian Government promised that changes to rental laws would allow renters affected by COVID-19 to more easily move out of their rental properties.  The draft laws have been released today. Instead of making things better, these laws will put unprecedented limits on the ability of... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: April 22, 2020
    Sydney Criminal Lawyers spoke with Liberty Victoria spokesperson Michael Stanton about the issues an expansion of police powers can result in, the confusion around whether these laws rule out socially distanced protesting and his organisation’s concerns about the PM’s tracing app. "Liberty Victoria... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: April 22, 2020
    The vice president of Liberty Victoria, Julia Kretzenbacher, said Mr Kennedy's case highlighted the potential for problems with the justice system during the COVID-19 outbreak. "[Mr Kennedy's] case concerned me because our systems should be careful and look after people like him who are vulnerable... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: April 21, 2020
    Liberty Victoria's Michael Stanton and other lawyers discuss the Good Friday Protest and other Covid-19 restrictions.
  • Press Release
    Post date: April 19, 2020
    The emergence of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed all our lives in ways we could never have imagined. Through swift and decisive action on physical distancing and movement restriction, the Federal and Victorian governments seem to have steered us away from the catastrophic situations... Read more
  • 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

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