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Public advocacy should not be a crime

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s threat to outlaw certain forms of protest by environmentalists against coal and...

Mr Morrison announced last week in Queensland that he planned to crack down on what he described as a new ‘‘absolutist’’ and ‘‘anarchist’’ trend where environmentalists impose ‘‘secondary boycotts’’.

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  • The Age

In these actions, climate change protesters do not target the mining companies directly but instead the businesses that provide goods or services to them.

They organise picket lines, social media campaigns, consumer boycotts and the like to pressure banks and insurance companies to stop providing finance to the…

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