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Anti-Protest Laws in the Wilderness

Thursday 26th March / presented by Paul Hunt

The WA government has proposed new laws that have the potential to impose harsh penalties on ordinary members of the public.

The Criminal Code Amendment – Prevention of Lawful Activity Bill of 2015 – aims to clamp down on radical protest activities.

But what does it mean to be “radical”?

Ambiguous wording in the legislation, including “possessing a thing that with the intention of physically preventing a lawful activity” and abandoning the presumption of innocence may mean a lot of trouble for protesters.

The State Director of the Wilderness Society, Jenita Envoldsen, is concerned and with me…

 

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