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These laws are designed to remove the right to peaceful protest for all citizens.
When these laws were first passed in Tasmania, they were immediately challenged by Bob Brown and Jessica Hoyt, who were both arrested under the new laws. They took their case to the High Court and won, with the High Court finding the laws to be unconstitutional.
‘The Tasmanian anti-protest laws are part of the global purchase of democracy by corporations. Corporations lobby weak politicians to legislate against the time-honored rights of the people.’ Bob Brown
Despite this, Tasmania is still attempting to impose these deeply unpopular and undemocratic laws.
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