“The Tasmanian Labor Party has voted with the Liberal Government to silence community protest. What a shameless betrayal of a movement once built on protest,” Scott Jordan, Bob Brown Foundation takayna / Tarkine campaigner said.
“What a dark day for democracy. In what could have been a day for progressive Tasmanian parliament after Premier Rockliff announced increasing parliament members to 35. However, it’s been overtaken Premier Rockliff legislating draconian anti-protest laws - unamended - through House of Assembly,” Jenny Weber said.
“We shall continue to protest for planet Earth. From Australia’s largest temperate rainforests threatened by mining, logging and a heavy metals tailings waste dump to Tasmania’s stunning coastlines and oceans being polluted by the toxic salmon industry. To the climate heroes, the native forests that are critical carbon storehouses and home to critically endangered wildlife,” Jenny Weber said.
“This legislation was for nature’s destroyers, not the citizens who stand up to defend it with a proud history of non-violence and peace,” Jenny Weber said.
“Dangerous misleading comments by politicians in the debate need to be corrected. Tasmania Police are well aware that our protesters are trained in non-violent direct action, and use de-escalation techniques to maintain safety in our protests. None of these tactics has had safety impacts on workers,” Jenny Weber said