Media

Liberty Victoria contributes to the development of public policy through the media. We weigh in on important debates about civil liberties and human rights and respond to important issues as they arise. Here we provide our media releases, published articles and links to articles about us.

Spokespeople

Committee, Spokesperson, Policy Committee, Media Contact, Management Committee
Title: President
Julia is a barrister who practises in commercial, criminal and public law.  She also appears in quasi-criminal matters. Julia worked as a criminal solicitor advocate from 2013 to 2016 at the North... View profile
Committee, Spokesperson, Policy Committee, Management Committee
Title: Immediate Past President
Julian Burnside is a barrister, human rights advocate, author and immediate past president of Liberty Victoria   He is well known for his staunch opposition to the mandatory detention of asylum... View profile
Committee, Spokesperson, Policy Committee, Media Contact, Management Committee
Title: Senior Vice President
Sam is a criminal defence solicitor who has acted in a wide range of criminal matters including cases with a particular focus on human rights. Sam has appeared on behalf of protesters charged with... View profile
Committee, Spokesperson, Policy Committee, Media Contact
Title: Vice President
Jamie Gardiner is a long-standing committee member. He is a Board member of the Human Rights Law Centre and a former member (2000–2009) of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission... View profile
Committee, Spokesperson, Policy Committee, Management Committee
Title: Vice President
Monique Mann joined the LIberty Victoria committee in 2019 and was elected as Vice President in November 2020
Committee, Spokesperson, Policy Committee, Media Contact, Management Committee
Title: Secretary and Criminal Justice Working Group Chair
Martin Radzaj works in criminal law in the areas of summary and indictable crime. He graduated with a double degree in law and commerce from Monash University. From 2014 until 2019 Martin worked as a... View profile
Spokesperson, Policy Committee, Media Contact
Title: Member and Refugee and Asylum Seeker Working Group Chair
Greg Hanson is a Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialist in immigration law with over 17 years of professional experience practising in refugee/protection and general immigration law.... View profile
Spokesperson, Policy Committee, Media Contact
Title: Member and Government Regulation and Equality Working Group Chair
Gemma Cafarella is a public law barrister. She works in human rights, housing, mental health and disability and regulatory matters. Before she was a barrister, Gemma worked at legal aid and in... View profile
Spokesperson, Policy Committee, Media Contact
Title: Member
Michael Stanton is a barrister with a focus on appellate criminal and administrative law. Prior to becoming a barrister Michael was a youth and disability worker, researcher and associate at the... View profile