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Labor and the Liberals double down on extreme anti-protest laws

16 May 2024

Labor and the Liberals have voted in unison to oppose a Green bill to repeal controversial anti-protest laws, one year after they were first rushed through the Parliament.

The Greens bill to strike down the laws was only supported by the Greens and Frank Pangallo and Connie Bonaros. One Nation sided with Labor and the Liberals.

“It’s profoundly disappointing that after 12 months, the major parties still don’t get it. Rather than doubling down on these draconian laws they should be sending them to the dustbin of history,” said Greens MLC Robert Simms.

“The Greens will continue to stand with the community in defending the right to peacefully protest in our democracy.”

Earlier today Mr Simms addressed a rally on the steps of Parliament against the Labor and Liberal laws. The laws were passed 1 year ago yesterday - sparking condemnation from community and political groups.