Greens candidate for the state seat of Lismore, Sue Higginson, has launched a campaign to reverse the state government’s recently enacted anti-protest laws.
On Sunday peaceful protest, at Willow Tree, NSW, halted Whitehaven Coal's trains from reaching Newcastle Port. Trains were stopped for five hours after 33-year-old Jamie Dunnit scaled, and occupied, the locomotives.
The NSW government has refused to rule out arresting and forcibly removing the Knitting Nannas, the popular peaceful campaigners against coal-seam gas (CSG), under controversial new anti-mining protest laws.
New legislation to be tabled in NSW Parliament today that would brand peaceful protesters as ‘eco-fascists’ and hand police sweeping new powers has been described as an attack on democracy.