Latest articles and news by Liberty Victoria

  • 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
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: April 1, 2020
    Victorians are facing fines of up to $20,000 for serious breaches of the state's tough new stay-at-home directions.  But critics say confuion around the new regulations which will be in place until April 13, mean that they will be hard to follow or enforce.  Liberty Victoria vice-president Julia... Read more
  • Liberty Victoria in the News
    Post date: April 1, 2020
    Both the community and government are “rightly focusing” on “what needs to happen to keep us safe” in light of the “threat that is posed to the health and safety of us all” by COVID-19, Liberty Victoria spokeswoman Gemma Cafarella said. But the measures “need to be reasonable, necessary and only in... Read more

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