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Oct 19, 2017

Why the High Court shut down Tassie’s anti-protest laws in Bob Brown case

The High Court has given judgment in Bob Brown’s case against Tasmanian anti-protest laws, and found the laws invalid on the basis they infringe the implied constitutional freedom of political communication.

Bob Brown Protest laws

A world in which it is not OK for Bob Brown to stand in a Tasmanian forest clearing and decry its destruction is my definition of a police state. Thanks to the High Court, we’ve taken a rare step back from that awful brink.

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  1. AR

    If the High Court were to ponder a large number of current legislative obscenities it would be a grand thing indeed but the poor dears know which side their Dover Sole is buttered.