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HRLC condemns state-based law changes to peaceful protests

Proposed laws by two state governments to criminalise peaceful protest tactics would infringe on free expression, the Human Rights Law Centre urged.

NSW and Queensland have plans to pass two separate bills that “[strike] at the heart of our freedom to stand together”, and would “unfairly and unreasonably” have an impact on Australian’s right to peacefully protests.

  • Naomi Neilson
  • HRLC

Legal director at the Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC) Emily Howie said:

“It’s critical to our democracy that we can stand together with others and speak out on issues that we care about. Australians have a…

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