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