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People’s Picket Line


August 19, 2014
7:30 am - 8:30 am


Bob Buchanan


Parliament House Lawns
Hobart, Tasmania 7000 Australia + Google Map

THE CPSU is against a State Government Bill that would impact on anyone protesting anything in our state. The Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Bill 2014 (see here) passed the Lower House in late June.

CPSU Acting General Secretary Mat Johnston said the legislation criminalised nearly all forms of protest in Tasmania, including industrial disputes.

“Not all forms of protest are appropriate but there are already laws that apply, such as trespass, under the Criminal Code and Police Offences Act”, Mr Johnston said. “Anyone who thinks at some stage in their life they may need to protest against something, and we’ve seen pensioners and the disabled doing just that recently, ought to be very concerned by this legislation.”

Join us in protesting this legislation on August 19 at 7.30am. See more details about the event here.

This is not a CPSU event, but we are supportive of the cause.

Can’t make it? Sign the petition here. Why not send it to a friend?