Legal: New protest laws commenced

5f298050-4451-4775-9cdf-b9aa0d686144The NSW Environmental Defenders Office reports that changes to laws targeting environmental protesters commenced on 1 June 2016. The changes include new trespass offences and new offences specific to coal seam gas protests. Changes made to the law to broaden police powers to move people on who are part of a genuine protest and to search and seize property have not yet commenced. The EDO Fact Sheet can be accessed here.

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