Title

Anti protest laws: lock up your nannas

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Ricketts, A 2017, 'Anti protest laws: lock up your nannas', Alternative Law Journal, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 107-111.

Publishers version available from:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1037969X17710624

Abstract

New South Wales has recently joined several other Australian states in enacting anti-protest laws. Although environmental protests (particularly those against mining) have been the political and economic driving force behind the drafting of the laws in each state, the NSW law explicitly targets this issue. This article explores the political context of the new laws and what the law does. It then critiques the government’s claim that the laws concern safety rather than targeting protests.