In a time when young people are striking for climate, fighting for justice for Aboriginal people, standing up against new coal mines, protecting our carbon rich forests, the Liberals are threatening to lock them up simply for standing up. We are dealing with a government that is marching us towards a police state.
The Liberals first attempt at these laws was found to be unconstitutional by the High Court. These proposed updated anti-protest laws go further by criminalising peaceful protest on public roads and footpaths, public lands and public waterways.
We must continue to resist the authoritarian agenda that the Hodgman Government is now pursuing in the interests of business with greater fervour than ever before.