While the Federal ‘Right to Farm’ bill squarely takes aim at “vegan vigilantes”, the last decade has seen protest heavily targeted by tabled legislation.
Climate change activists are attempting to change minds through non-violent protest. However, those that have been arrested have evoked a rather odd method of defence.
Our school kids skipping school to protest the Government’s inaction should be an example to follow. In fact, compared to the people who govern us, they’re the ones closer to reality.
After spending 30 years facing protestors as a member of the police, I understand that the ‘lock-on’ device is an important part of non-violent protest. It needs to stay.
With the Palaszczuk government caught out in a lie, meaningful protest seems to be under attack. But what rights do we have, really?