Submitted by Liberty Victoria on Sat, 10/07/2017 - 15:39
The revelation that under new laws 10-year-olds could be held without charge for a fortnight shows politicians are badly failing to defend freedom while claiming to uphold it.
In making this comment today, the president of the human rights group Liberty Victoria, Jessie Taylor, joined the Law Council of Australia and others in condemning this decision by federal, state and territory leaders.
Justice Minister Michael Keenan says police have no powers to act against an 11-year-old would-be terrorist.
The Federal Government and States have entered into an Inter-Government Agreement to set up a national database to hold driver's licence photographs and identity information. The database may be used to conduct surveillance using facial recognition technology at public places such as airports or sporting events. This is a significant erosion of our right to privacy.
Submitted by Liberty Victoria on Mon, 09/25/2017 - 17:57
‘Gentelman ' Roger Bergodaz is a vastly experienced drummer & studio engineer who has performed with a vast array of local artists including Matt Walker, Sime Nugent & The Forefathers, Carl Panuzzo, the Lost Ragas, and produced & engineered recordings for Suzanah Espie, Raised By Eagles, Tex Perkins, Wolfgramm Sisters, Joel Silbersher, The Dark Horses and more.
Submitted by Liberty Victoria on Mon, 09/25/2017 - 17:56
Double bass, electric bass.
Steve Hadley has masterfully played electric and double bass with just about everybody in the Australian music scene, e,g Tex Perkins, Don & Charlie, Paul Kelly, Christine Anu, Renee Geyer, Kate Ceberano, Renee Geyer, Vince Jones, Joe Camilleri & The Seekers.
Submitted by Liberty Victoria on Mon, 09/25/2017 - 17:55
Matt Walker is one of the most respected musicians on the Australian scene. His work as a songwriter, producer, session guitarist and composer is credited on dozens of albums, films and documentary scores, and among his peers down under he enjoys the status of a true cult legend.
He's toured with people such as Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Dirty Three, Nick Cave, Tony Joe White, Cat Power, The Black Keys and Joe Cocker.
Submitted by Liberty Victoria on Mon, 09/25/2017 - 17:53
Liz Stringer is one of Australia’s most respected singer-songwriters, always simmering, always producing something, whether it be an intimate solo record or a rollicking band album, sometimes recalling a Chrissie Hynde-like balance of unsettling lyrical directness and pop composure. Her voice is soulful and feisty, her novella-like lyrics visceral, yet poetic.
At sixteen she left Melbourne and went to Germany, started a band and recorded her first demo. She returned to Melbourne, went to her local high school, and began to write more and more songs.