NSW anti-protest laws

More than $22,000 a minute is being handed over in subsidies to fossil fuel companies. Jay Larbalestier, a Fireproof Australia activist, speaks about why people are protesting. 

Judge Timothy Gartelmann released climate activist Violet CoCo, on bail, pending her appeal on March 2, 2023. Rachel Evans reports.

Climate activists rallied to defend the right to protest and to free Violet CoCo, who was sentenced to 15 months in prison for blocking one lane of traffic on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Isaac Nellist reports.

In yet another blow to the right to protest, Labor’s NSW conference significantly watered-down a motion calling for the party to drop support for anti-protest laws. Josh Pallas reports.

Tim Cumins, the father of imprisoned environmentalist Max Cumins, has called for his son and activist Tim Neville to be released from Silverwater jail. Rachel Evans reports.

NSW Greens MLC Abigail Boyd discusses the increasingly draconian anti-protest laws in that state.

Four Fireproof Australia activists were arrested and charged under the new draconian anti-protest laws. Rachel Evans reports.

Activists took to the streets against new anti-protest laws which could make it illegal to try and stop government-inspired destruction.

The Wollar Three outside the Mudgee Court

Charges brought against the so-called “Wollar Three” under New South Wales’ controversial anti-protest laws were dismissed by a Mudgee magistrate on June 5. However, the laws remain a threat to the right to protest.

The Wollar Three — Bev Smiles, Bruce Hughes and Stephanie Luke — were arrested on April 12 last year for protesting against the expansion of the Wilpinjong coalmine, which would expand the mine to just 1.5 kilometres from the village.

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