Latest articles and news by Liberty Victoria

  • 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
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: January 20, 2022
    Liberty Victoria president Michael Stanton, said the letter appeared “heavy handed”. “Social media is full of political content across the spectrum including statements to ‘vote out particular politicians." “Mr Bogut should not be held to a different standard because of his profile. It would... Read more
  • Press Release
    Post date: January 17, 2022
    The decision by the Hon Alex Hawke MP, the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Aff​airs, to cancel Mr Novak Djokovic’s visa and to deport him has drawn attention to Australia’s dysfunctional visa cancellation and detention regimes and to the troubling use of... Read more
  • 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
    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, 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
    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."

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