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Proposed Protest Law up for Debate

Monday 16th March / presented by Chris Wheeldon

A new bill introduced by the WA Government could see protestors jailed for up to 12 months or fined $12,000.

The bill targets people using or having intent to use thumb or arm locks to attach themselves to objects.

And – it has human rights advocates up in arms.

Many say it reverses the onus of proof with protestors having to prove the ‘thing’ they posses wasn’t meant for the purpose of preventing a lawful activity.

Chris Wheeldon spoke to Baptistcare Mission leader Stephen Hall whose leading a petition against the Bill…

Following his chat to Stephen Hall, Chris also had the opportunity to speak to Peace Activist and Politician, Jo Valentine...

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