Draconian Protest Law

21 March 2016

I opposed the draconian Inclosed Lands, Crimes and Law Enforcement Legislation Amendment (Interference) Bill, which hikes fines, increases search powers and creates new offences for peaceful protesters. The aim is clearly about curbing protests at mines but other protests will be affected. Healthy democracies encourage public display of opinion and do not punish dissent against government decisions and policies. My speech HERE