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Anti-Protest Laws

WorkSafe Tasmania Referral of Bob Brown Foundation

Parliamentary Activity - You and Mr Barnett issued a joint media statement on the morning of 21 February that stated that you had referred the alleged unsafe workplace behaviours of the Bob Brown Foundation to WorkSafe Tasmania.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 4 Mar 2020

WorkSafe Tasmania Prohibition Notice on Bob Brown Foundation

Parliamentary Activity - Did the Attorney-General or Mr Barnett give you the heads up about the prohibition notice that WorkSafe Tasmania tried, unlawfully as it turns out, to slap on the Bob Brown Foundation?

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Mar 2020

Greens Refer Barnett, Archer and WorkSafe CEO to Integrity Commission

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens have today written to the Integrity Commissioner asking him to investigate allegations of the serious misconduct of Attorney-General Elise Archer, Resources Minister Guy Barnett, and WorkSafe CEO Mark Cocker.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Feb 2020

Integrity Commission referral of Archer, Barnett and Cocker

Submission - Referral of Attorney-General Archer, Minister Barnett, and WorkSafe Chief Executive Mark Cocker to the Integrity...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Feb 2020

Lapoinya Logging Plans

Media Release - After ramping up native forest logging in the takayna/Tarkine, re-visiting their anti-protest laws struck down by the High Court and using Worksafe Tasmania to silence dissent, the Gutwein Government are heading back to log Myalla Spur at...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Feb 2020

Adjournment - Priorities of Government

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff speaks during the Adjournment on the Government's prioritisation of political legislation over meaningful policies.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Nov 2019

Adjournment - Anti-Protest Legislation

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor rises on the adjournment to criticise the Government's anti-protest legislation.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Nov 2019

Liberals, Ogilvie Vote to Gag Democracy

Media Release - As if it wasn’t chilling enough for the Liberals to seek to erode the democratic rights of all Tasmanians with their anti-peaceful protest law, today they gagged debate on the legislation itself.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 28 Nov 2019

Workplace (Protection from Protesters) Repeal Bill 2019

Greens Bill - A bill for an Act to repeal the Workplace (Protection from Protesters) Act 2014 and to revoke certain legislative...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 28 Nov 2019

Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Amendment Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff delivers a second reading for the Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Amendment Bill 2019, reflecting on the role historic protests have played in shaping Tasmania and Australia.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Nov 2019

Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Amendment Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor delivers a second reading speech for the Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Amendment Bill 2019, which seeks to make broad offences relating to impeding business activities.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Nov 2019

Anti-Protest Legislation

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor questions the premier over the Government's aggressive approach to protesters.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Nov 2019

Greens Call on TCCI to Withdraw Support for Draconian Anti-Protest Laws

Media Release - The Greens have today written to the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) asking them to withdraw their support for the Workplace (Protection from Protestors) Amendment Bill. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 Nov 2019

Adjournment - Right to Protest

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff speaks during the Adjournment on the anti-protest laws tabled by the Government.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 14 Nov 2019

Anti-Protest Laws

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor questions the premier over their second attempt at anti-protest legislation following the High Court's invalidation of the original laws.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Nov 2019

Hodgman Liberals Marching Tasmania Towards a Police State

Media Release - The Liberals are determined to stifle the right to peaceful protest in Tasmania. At a time when young people are striking for climate, fighting for justice for Aboriginal people, standing up against new coal mines, protecting our carbon...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Nov 2019

Hundreds of Thousands Wasted on Liberals' Draconian Protest Laws

Media Release - The enormity of legal costs of the corporate driven and politically motivated laws has been revealed at $355,000 - all to be paid for by the Tasmanian taxpayer. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Jan 2019

Right to Peaceful Protest Law - High Court Decision

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 Oct 2017

Workplace (Protection from Protestors) Act - High Court Challenge

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 Oct 2017

Liberal Anti-Protest Laws Condemned by High Court

Media Release - In a massive, justly deserved slap in the face to the Tasmanian Liberals, their draconian, undemocratic anti-protest laws have been found to be in breach of the Australian Constitution by the High Court.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 Oct 2017

Greens' Leader Stands By Lyons Candidate

Media Release - Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens' Leader

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 May 2017

Liberal Fail on Dud Anti-Protester Laws

Media Release - If Tasmanians needed any more proof that the draconian anti-protest laws are unworkable, ridiculous law, they have it today with charges against every Lapoinya arrestee dropped.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Jun 2016

Collision Course for High Court

Media Release - Tasmania’s draconian Anti Protest Law is heading for a High Court challenge after the Government voted against a Greens bill to repeal the legislation.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 May 2016

Hodgman Running Scared from High Court on Anti-Protest Laws

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 May 2016

Time to Scrap Liberals' Protest Laws

Media Release - The decision by Tasmania Police to drop charges against Bob Brown is further evidence we'd be far better off without the Liberals' protester laws.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 May 2016

Time to Repeal the Anti-Protest Laws

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderWith the resignation of Minister Harriss and a High Court challenge under way, now is the right to time for the Government to admit its mistake and to repeal their anti-protest laws.The Greens tabled the...

- 17 Mar 2016

Anti-Protest Laws to be Challenged in High Court

Media Release - Tasmania's draconian, undemocratic anti-protest laws will be tested in the High Court and we applaud those who are prepared to challenge this extreme legislation.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 Mar 2016

Arrogant Harriss Must Withdraw Anti-Protest Bill

Media Release - The Resources Minister, Paul Harriss, must drop his arrogant blustering and withdraw his undemocratic Workplaces (Protection from Protestors) Bill 2014 in light of the UN Human Rights Commission’s damning critique.

Kim Booth - 10 Sep 2014