The Tasmanian Government’s proposed law for a police crackdown on peaceful protest has been criticised as anti-democratic and a threat to civil society. The Bill creates disproportionate penalties for people who peacefully protest against business activities, equivalent to aggravated assault, possessing an implement with intent to commit a crime, or loitering near children.

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Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director, Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett
Guest: Rachel Hay, Anne Kantor Fellow, Australia Institute Tasmania
Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey
Edited by: Holly Forrest
Theme Music: Pulse and Thrum; additional music by Blue Dot Sessions

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