Queensland Court Overturns Climate Activists Conviction Under Anti Protest Laws

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A Queensland court has thrown out the conviction and sentencing of two young climate activists, who were among the first to be charged with breaching controversial anti-protest laws passed last year.

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We now know Labor's anti-protest laws were just a publicity stunt to please their coal donors. Despite what they told us last year, no: climate activists are not using lock on devices designed to harm others. They just …

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Queensland court overturns climate activists' conviction under anti-protest laws. politics. Close. 32. Posted by 1 year ago. Archived

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In October 2019 the Queensland Labor government passed controversial anti-protest laws. The immediate aim of the new laws is to curtail climate protests, but they will likely be used more widely in the coming years. The laws give police the power to search anyone at, or near, a protest if they suspect the person is carrying a “lock-on device”.

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Queensland anti-protest laws 'inherently disproportionate', UN human rights experts say This article is more than 2 years old Special …

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QLD anti-protest laws pass despite glaring human rights concerns. Queensland Parliament today passed a law that criminalises peaceful protest tactics and infringes Queenslanders’ right to freedom of expression, association and assembly. Alice Drury, Lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre, said the case for the laws had not been made.

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Climate activists have some ideas (3.80 MB) Download 3.80 MB As climate protests continue to dominate national headlines, a group of Queensland protesters arrested two months ago are preparing an

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Queensland is ushering in a new suite of laws banning the use and possession of “sinister” devices used to lock protesters together, just a …

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Seventy-three people who took part in a non-violent direct action protest during December’s Climate Camp appeared in Muswellbrook local court on January 31 to answer to charges under the Rail Safety Offences Act. Hundreds of climate protesters gathered at Climate Camp for five days of talks, debates and discussions on the best ways for the community to stop the proposed

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All case law. Access a global search for all case law at Supreme Court of Queensland Library. Last reviewed. 13 February 2017. Last updated. 21 November 2017.

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What are Queensland's proposed anti-protest laws? * The laws are designed to address creative protests such as those mounted by climate activists in Brisbane in recent months. * The laws enable courts to impose jail time of up to two years on protesters who disrupt transport or business activities. * Police could be given greater powers to search people or …

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Instead of passing laws to limit protests about climate, the Queensland Government should initiate serious public dialogue about real action on climate change. Protests calling on governments to declare a state of climate emergency were held in capital cities throughout Australia in the week of 7th October. Brisbane protesters, many subscribing

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Donate. QLD anti-protest law would infringe human rights. A proposed law that criminalises peaceful protest tactics would infringe Queenslanders’ right to freedom of expression, association and assembly, human rights lawyers told a parliamentary committee in Queensland. The Summary Offences and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 would

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Brisbane commuters are warned to brace for more delays and disruption as climate change activists flood the streets in another peak hour protest. 3 min read August 9, 2019 - 9:32AM

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Queensland industry groups say recent protests and blockades across the state by anti-mining and climate change activists have hurt their bottom line, and the penalties should be tougher. Duration

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Protest Laws in Queensland. Protesting is an essential part of democracy, but it is also important to regulate its occurrence so it doesn’t cause more harm than good to others. This article explore some of the regulations in place in Queensland and how to conform with them, and should point you in the right direction should you wish to stage a successful protest in …

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Your right to participate in peaceful protests in Queensland, including how to get a demonstration approved. Freedom of speech Information about freedom of speech in Australia, including our freedom to criticise the government without fear, the lack of explicit protection in the Constitution and what is not considered acceptable speech.

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In October 2019 the Queensland Labor government passed controversial anti-protest laws. The immediate aim of the new laws is to curtail climate protests, but they will likely be used more widely in the coming years. The laws give police the power to search anyone at, or near, a protest if they suspect the person is carrying a “lock-on device”.

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