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Barnett Confirms Plan to Lock Up Tasmanians Protesting to Protect Wilderness

Cassy O'Connor MP  -  Thursday, 9 September 2021

Tags: Anti-Protest Laws, Freedom of Speech, National Parks, Lake Malbena, kunanyi/Mt Wellington

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader

In Estimates today, Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, confirmed the Liberals’ reworked anti-protest laws will capture anglers, bushwalkers and other conservationists protesting against developments in public protected areas.

Whether you’re a fly fisher who loves Lake Malbena, or a local who loves and will defend wild kunanyi from a cable car, the Liberals are coming for you.

The Liberals’ draconian legislation is designed to silence dissent and enable unchecked corporate plunder of Tasmania’s forests, waterways and wilderness.

It is up to Labor to save Tasmanians from the chilling effect of the Liberals nasty anti-protest laws.

Do they have the morals and courage to do so?

Time will tell.