The Legislative Council in Tasmania is about to vote on the most severe anti-protest laws in Australia, which would change the rights of Tasmanians to express a point of view – and set a dangerous precedent for the rest of the country.
Women’s voting rights, land rights, marriage equality and the five day working week were all won by people trying to make a difference for themselves and their communities. Without the right to raise our voices in protest, our world would be a very different place.
If passed, protesters could face up to 21 years in prison just for speaking out and standing up for human rights.
If passed, we will all begin to lose our ability to protest and change the world for the better.
We don’t have much time, but if enough of us raise our voices right now, the Tasmanian Parliament will have to hear us. If we act urgently, we can stop this bill from being passed.