Today, two women from the flood and fire-impacted NSW mid-north coast launched a Constitutional challenge to new anti-protest laws to preserve the democratic freedoms of speech and assembly in NSW. Represented by the Environmental Defenders Office, the Constitutional challenge has been filed in the NSW Supreme Court.
Dominique and Helen, the two wildlife carers and members of the "Knitting Nannas" group at the centre of this case will ask the Supreme Court to declare new sections of the Crimes Act 1900 unconstitutional as they impermissibly burden the implied freedom of political communication of the NSW community. Both Dominique and Helen have been at the frontline of Australian climate impacts, experiencing the devastation, trauma and loss from drought, fires and floods in the last four years alone.
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