Latest articles and news by Liberty Victoria

  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: January 16, 2022
    The Victorian Council for Civil Liberties has released a series of tweets in the aftermath of the ruling on what it described as Australia's ...
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: January 13, 2022
    After Novak Djokovic’s visa was restored by a Federal Court judge this week, the ultimate decision of whether he could stay in Australia rested with one person: Immigration Minister Alex Hawke. The personal powers of the immigration minister to grant or cancel visas are so broad and powerful, they’... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: December 6, 2021
    Premier Daniel Andrews said the process had been robust, but it was really a negotiation with three upper house crossbenchers, Reason Party’s Fiona Patten, Greens leader Samantha Ratnam and Animal Justice Party’s Andy Meddick. They negotiated some amendments in exchange for their support such as... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: December 6, 2021
    Liberty Victoria’s outgoing president Julia Kretzenbacher says their organisation has also been busy. “For the past two years there’s particular things we focused on, including the curfew, privacy around QR codes, policing as a public health response and now the pandemic bill.” Both de Kretser and... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: November 25, 2021
    While noting he did not know the circumstances of the case and made no comment about the merit of police actions, Liberty Victoria President Michael Stanton said considerations went beyond the Crimes Act. "The Charter of Human Rights requires that a person arrested or detained on a criminal charge... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: November 24, 2021
    Liberty Victoria's Greg Buchhorn is interviewed in relation to the proposed Victorian pandemic legislation on 3 CRs Done by Law program recorded on 23 November.
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: November 19, 2021
    There are “serious concerns” over the Victorian government’s “unprecedented plan” to establish a centralised health data sharing system which would store information such as prescribed medications and hospital admissions, with no ability for individuals to opt-out. The state government is planning... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: November 18, 2021
    Victoria’s peak legal bodies, the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Liberty Victoria and the state Ombudsman, have maintained their opposition to the revised Bill, saying amendments didn’t go far enough.
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: November 18, 2021
    Our outgoing President Julia Kretzenbacher @juliakretz spoke to Ruby Jones @therubyjones about Victoria’s proposed pandemic laws — incl. the recent amendments announced, as well as further changes we and other human rights & civil liberties groups are calling for @7ampodcast
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: November 17, 2021
    LIBERTY VICTORIA President Julia Kretzenbacher said the amendments, while a step in the right direction, were still lacking. She said the organisation was disappointed an independent body to review detention orders was not included.   

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