Protesting is how we hold governments and big business to account when all other avenues fail.
Join us Friday 26 of May at Parliament House.
Last week, the South Australian Labor Government – with support from the Liberal Opposition – rushed an anti-protest bill through the Lower House in response to climate protests at a gas industry conference.
The Opposition Leader has defended the measures on the basis that “your head would be cut off” in other countries for protesting.
The bill amends the Summary Offences Act so that “a person who intentionally or recklessly engages in conduct that obstructs the free passage of a public place is guilty of an offence” with a maximum penalty of $50,000 or 3 months prison – more than a 6000% increase on the existing penalty.
The bill needs to pass the Upper House to become law, which could happen as soon as Tuesday May 30.
Email your Upper House MP: Reject the Bill! https://www.amnesty.org.au/act-now/protect-protest-in-sa-email-the-upper-house-now/
We want everyone to be able to safely stand up for human rights.
Together we can protect the #RightToProtest and continue to challenge injustice.