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Protest, Climate Emergency

Premier – Anti-Protest Bill

The failed Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Act was basically regarded as unconstitutional by the High Court.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Nov 2020

Law Books

Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Amendment Bill 2019

Whatever we call it, this is a dog of a bill that is designed to take away the freedoms that Tasmanians have enjoyed to peacefully protest.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Nov 2019

Protest, Climate Emergency

Hundreds of Thousands Wasted on Liberals' Draconian Protest Laws

The enormity of legal costs of the corporate driven and politically motivated laws has been revealed at $355,000. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Jan 2019

Protest, Climate Emergency

Right to Peaceful Protest Law - High Court Decision

The entire country now knows a bad law brought in by the Government has led to a landmark High Court decision affirming the right to peaceful protest.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Oct 2017

Protest, Climate Emergency

Workplace (Protection from Protestors) Act - High Court Challenge

In a massive slap in the face to the Government, the High Court has just ruled in favour Bob Brown's challenge to the Government's draconian anti-protest laws.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Oct 2017

Protest, Climate Emergency

Liberal Anti-Protest Laws Condemned by High Court

The Liberals' draconian, undemocratic anti-protest laws have been found to be in breach of the Australian Constitution by the High Court.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Oct 2017

Protest, Climate Emergency

Time to Scrap Liberals' Protest Laws

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  |  Media Release  |  18 May 2016

Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Anti Protest Laws Questions Continue

The government is refusing to confirm or deny whether advice was sought on the constitutionality of the Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Bill 2014.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  21 Aug 2014

Law Books

Legal Advice Concerns Grow

The Liberal government is refusing to listen to constitutional and legal experts.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  19 Aug 2014

Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Anti-Protest Laws Unconstitutional?

After using constitutional uncertainty to justify voting against marriage equality, Premier Will Hodgman must now reconsider his draconian anti-protest laws.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  15 Jul 2014