Anti-protest laws

As climate defenders are now considered “extremists” by the state, a Green Left and Socialist Alliance forum discussed how to protect our protest rights. Jim McIlroy reports.

The Civil Liberties Council affirmed its role of helping anyone who challenges the rich and powerful would continue at its 60th birthday. Rachel Evans reports.

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Protesters march on NSW Parliament. Photo: Peter Boyle

Climate activists and unionists rallied in various cities for World Environment Day, calling for an end to new coal and gas projects for anti-protest laws to be scrapped. Jim McIlroy, Sue Bull & Niko Leka report. 

South Australian unions, human rights, legal and community groups are campaigning against Labor’s new draconian anti-protest laws, which passed the Legislative Assembly with the Liberal’s support. Paul Petit reports.

Knitting Nannas and supporters were at the NSW Supreme Court to support Dominique Jacobs and Helen Kvelde challenge to the undemocratic anti-protest laws. Rachel Evans reports.

May Day marches were organised in Boorloo/Perth, Gadi/Sydney, Meanjin/Brisbane,  Muloobinba/Newcastle, Kombumerri/Gold Coast, Walyalup/Fremantle and Tarndanya/Adelaide. Susan Price, Jim McIlroy, Alex Salmon and Renfrey Clarke report.

Ten climate activists have been variously charged under the NSW anti-protest laws for taking part in non-violent direct action protests. David Killingly reports.

Gifts of love and solidarity for Violet CoCo were placed under a Christmas tree, while lumps of coal were addressed to the Queensland and NSW premiers. Kerry Smith reports.

Climate activist Violet CoCo’s 15-month jail sentence has caused widespread outrage. But the jailing of climate protesters has been underway for several years, reports Rachel Evans.

The unjust jailing of climate activist Violet CoCo exposes the limits of the type of democracy we are being asked to uphold, argues Alex Bainbridge

The NSW Premier said he is pleased Deanna “Violet” CoCo was jailed for her non-violent protest. Wendy Bacon writes that he is out of step with human rights and climate change groups.