Queensland Law Society President Bill Potts Reveals Workers Sue Climate Protesters

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Queensland Law Society president Bill Potts said individual workers and companies could sue specific protesters, provided they could …

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Workers could sue climate change protesters if they are late for work or suffer financially as a result of streets being blocked, legal experts say. Extinction Rebellion radicals are vowing to bring Australia to a standstill for a week from Monday, using militant tactics to demand the banning of fossil fuels and 100 per cent renewable energy.

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Queensland Law Society president Bill Potts said individual workers and companies could sue specific protesters, provided they could quantify the loss and prove there were no ways to mitigate it. 'If someone causes a loss or a harm to somebody else, then they can be effectively sued for it,' Mr Potts, a criminal law firm founder, told Daily Mail Australia.

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Controversial new laws designed to crack down on protesters are needed in Queensland, the head of a peak legal body says. But mandatory sentencing called for by some critics of climate protesters could cause "significant injustice", Queensland Law Society president Bill Potts says.

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3:34pm Oct 10, 2019 Controversial new laws designed to crack down on protesters are needed in Queensland, the head of a peak legal body says. But mandatory sentencing called for by some critics of climate protesters could cause "significant injustice", Queensland Law Society president Bill Potts says.

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The Queensland government has announced it will rush consultation on controversial proposed laws to crack down on acts of civil disobedience by climate change protesters.. The announcement comes

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Queensland Law Society president Bill Potts welcomed the reports, which showed that the FCC – which hears 88 per cent of Australia’s family law disputes – …

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Potts Lawyers. Apr 1982 - Present39 years 11 months. Level 1 420 George Street Brisbane and 44 Davenport Street Southport. I have been practicing exclusively in the area of criminal law throughout Queensland and Australia for over 36 years and have founded and direct Potts Lawyers, the largest private criminal law firm in the state.

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Donate. 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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If the law passes, protesters caught using them will face up to two years in prison or a $6500 fine, and up to one year behind bars or a $2600 fine for possessing them.

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Media - QLS President, Bill Potts, talks to Auscript representative. Home. Takeaways from the 2019 QLS Symposium

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Bill Potts President at Queensland Law Society Greater Brisbane Area 119 connections

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Controversial new laws designed to crack down on protesters are needed in Queensland, the head of a peak legal body says. But mandatory sentencing called for

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Queensland Law Society advocates for good law and good lawyers in Queensland. We provide leadership and support for our members and the community. This inclu

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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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The Lady Law Society President Who’s Started a Battle Royal in Australia. Tweet. Share 3. Share. Pin 1. 4 Shares. Law Society elections are usually pretty tame affairs, but not this week’s battle in Queensland, which has pitted faction against faction and become a battle royal with the decision by current leaders to run for re-election. Mostly, past presidents slip …

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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

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Will bill potts make a good law society president?

The Courier Mail, 3 July 2015. “I have known Bill Potts as a senior member of Queensland’s Legal Profession. Bill is standing for the office of President of the Law Society for the forthcoming elections. I endorse his stance and believe that Bill would make a very good President.

Are there any incidents of harm during protests in queensland?

But no incidents of harm have taken place during any recent protests in Queensland. The opposition Liberal National Party (LNP) welcomed the laws and used the opportunity to push for an amendment to the bill creating a new unlawful assembly offence.

Why has the queensland government rushed through new laws so quickly?

The Queensland government has rushed the laws through the parliamentary process in just over a month, in response to sustained disruptive protests by climate change activists Extinction Rebellion.

What are queenslands new anti protest laws?

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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