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Our President Michael Stanton spoke to @abcmelbourne about the Vic govt’s extraordinary passing of retrospective legislation to fix the 1,200 police officers who’ve been working unlawfully, without...
March 11, 2022
Liberty Victoria in the News
Liberty Victoria president Michael Stanton said the bill proposed a “one size fits all” approach that could result in the deportation of people who are inadvertently caught up in the criminal justice...
February 16, 2022
Liberty Victoria in the News
  This submission focuses on stream 2 relating to people in custody as outlined in the terms of reference published in October 2021 .  It makes recommendations in relation to limiting the expansion...
December 21, 2021
Submission
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...
November 25, 2021
Liberty Victoria in the News
While the objectives  of the Bill in seeking to increase engagement in the community and to enhance community safety are laudable, the manner in which they are sought to be achieved is inapt and the...
October 26, 2021
Submission
Complainants and victims of crime are entitled to be part of a society that respects and protects their human rights. As we have previously submitted, Liberty Victoria strongly supports the view that...
October 21, 2021
Submission
Many of us understand the importance of speaking out when things are not right; of taking a stand to make a difference, to improve our communities. In June 2020 Dujuan Hoosan was awarded the Liberty...
October 12, 2021
Liberty Victoria in the News
Victoria Police has suspended an officer who was filmed during an arrest where he appeared to grab a man from behind and swing him to the ground. Barrister and Liberty Victoria president Julia...
September 30, 2021
Liberty Victoria in the News
The civil rights group Liberty Victoria was concerned about the footage. “It’s deeply concerning. Incidents like that can motivate others in a deleterious way,” spokesperson Michael Stanton said. “We...
September 23, 2021
Liberty Victoria in the News
Liberty Victoria spokesperson Michael Stanton said while there was a right to protest, Saturday’s demonstration “overstepped the mark”. “There was no social distancing and few people wearing masks,...
September 20, 2021
Liberty Victoria in the News

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