The NSW Council for Civil Liberties has been advocating for the rights of protestors since 1963 and today we are living in some of the darkest times our members have seen.
How did we get to the place where peaceful protestors are slapped with invasive bail conditions which ban contact with friends, impose curfews and compel people to hand over passwords to electronic devices? Bail laws are used to ensure that people show up to Court when required and to mitigate unacceptable risks of harm to the community.
It’s hard to see how the imposition of these measures are conditions that are “proportionate and necessary” in relation to being charged over peaceful protests. Josh Pallas spoke to Paul Gregoire about the punitive and unreasonable bail conditions currently being handed to peaceful protestors.
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