The Barnett government has proposed new anti-protest laws under the Criminal Code Amendment (Prevention of Lawful Activity) Bill 2015. If passed, protesters face up to two year jail terms or fines of up to $25,000.
CCWA believes that these unfair laws would treat people protecting their communities from destructive developments such as gas fracking and the Perth Freight Link, as criminals for taking action to protect our environment.
Working with religious, legal, worker and farming groups as well as the Labor Opposition and Greens, we've successfully put pressure on the Liberal-National Government to delay the Bill. Amidst many distractions in the media, the Bill is being debated again in WA Parliament this week.
This briefing will give you details about the Bill and outline plans for action to protect our right to protest.
The briefing will be chaired by Piers Verstegen, CCWA Director, with the following guest speakers:
- Kate Davis, a lawyer with Community Legal Centres WA
- Owen Whittle, Assistant Secretary of Unions WA
- Geoff Bice, Uniting Church of WA
If you can't attend, please take action here.
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