Latest articles and news by Liberty Victoria

  • 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
  • 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

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