Joint media release: Perrottet government must stop pursuit of draconian anti-protest law

NSWCCL joined a coalition of environmental, social justice and human rights groups in urging the Perrottet government to halt its attempts to rush through a draconian anti-protest law, which could see peaceful community protesters jailed for up to two years.

The repressive measures in the Roads and Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 were waved through the NSW Legislative Assembly late on Wednesday night. The Bill is expected to be considered by the Legislative Council as soon as today.

If passed, the new law would threaten everyone from school children marching for climate action to anti-war protestors with jail time and enormous fines.

The NSW Council for Civil Liberties, Human Rights Law Centre, Environmental Defenders Office, Australian Democracy Network and Rev Tim Costello urged the NSW Legislative Council to vote against the law, which is being rushed through Parliament and has not been properly scrutinised.

View the full media release on the HLRC website.