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The proposal reported on in the media that there was consideration to reduce jury sizes from 12 to 8 is wrong and should not be implemented. Rather than rush through such a fundamental change to a...
October 14, 2020
Press Release
Liberty Victoria vice-president Julia Kretzenbacher called on police to show restraint with fines, and to instead issue more warnings to people found to be breaching coronavirus lockdown rules. "The...
October 14, 2020
Liberty Victoria in the News
The Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is standing firm on retaining the 9pm-5am curfew for Melbourne, even though new cases of the virus continue to dip. Michael Stanton is a spokesman for the civil...
September 24, 2020
Liberty Victoria in the News
The state government insists expanded police powers are needed to help battle Covid-19, but civil rights groups disagree
September 23, 2020
Liberty Victoria in the News
Liberty Victoria is very concerned about the new powers sought to be introduced by the COVID‑19 (Emergency Measures) Bill. In particular, we are concerned about how the new powers of what seems to be...
September 17, 2020
Press Release
Civil rights groups call for inquiry after man taken to hospital and put into induced coma. A spokesman for the civil rights group, Liberty Victoria, agreed the case should be referred to IBAC.
September 14, 2020
Liberty Victoria in the News
Liberty Victoria is deeply concerned by reports that some of the extraordinary measures introduced by the Government, and in particular the imposition of a curfew, were not made on the considered...
September 10, 2020
Press Release
Liberty Victoria vice-president Julia Kretzenbacher said she was "concerned about reports that the curfew imposed was not based on health advice by the Chief Health Officer." "Any measure introduced...
September 10, 2020
Liberty Victoria in the News
Liberty Victoria is deeply concerned and troubled about reports of the violent apprehension of Aboriginal man Korey Penny, while he was on his way to work. Mr Penny was cycling to work and spear-...
September 5, 2020
Press Release
Liberty Victoria has also expressed "deep concern" about the arrest of the pregnant mother, saying pressing charges to prevent a peaceful protest was a "disturbing development, irrespective of the...
September 3, 2020
Liberty Victoria in the News

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