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Efforts to combat far-right extremism must not curtail civil liberties, Victorian inquiry hears

Liberty Victoria president says addressing emerging rightwing extremist groups must be balanced with freedom of speech

The Victorian government must be careful not to blindly expand executive powers, surveillance and censorship in its bid to combat the influence of far-right extremism, a parliamentary inquiry has been told.

  • Adeshola Ore
  • The Guardian

The inquiry, which began public hearings on Tuesday, was called amid a recent emergence of extremist groups into public view, including neo-Nazis gathering in the Grampians and gallows erected outside state parliament while pandemic legislation was debated last year.

Michael Stanton, president of Liberty Victoria, told the…

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