Bob Brown and Jessica Hoyt outside the High Court of Australia, Canberra
The High Court of Australia has ruled that Tasmania’s excessive anti-protest laws violate the implied freedom of political communication in the Australian Constitution.
This morning, the High Court of Australia handed down its decision in a landmark case which argued that Tasmania’s excessive anti-protest laws violate the implied freedom of political communication in the Australian Constitution. Former Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown and Tasmanian nurse Jessica Hoyt challenged the excessive anti-protest laws.
‘I am delighted with the judgment by the High Court of Australia’, Bob Brown said.
‘Today is a great day for the forests, wildlife and all of nature in Tasmania and around Australia. And a great day for the fundamental right of Australians to peaceful protest,’ Bob Brown said
‘This judgement puts a brake on corporations wanting communities sidelined so they can plunder Tasmania’s unique and job-rich environment, not least its ancient rainforests and tall eucalypts,’ Bob Brown said.
‘Those calling for harsh penalties against peaceful citizens protesting Adani mine have been put back in their place by the High Court,’ Bob Brown said.
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