Freedom of speech
22nd Jun 2022
Anti-protest laws currently being reviewed by the Legislative Council in Tasmania are an unnecessary attack on the right to freedom of speech and freedom of assembly, says the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA).
25th Mar 2021
Today’s Tasmanian Legislative Council decision to oppose the Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Amendment Act 2019 has been welcomed by the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA).
21st Feb 2020
The unprecedented use of workplace safety laws to try to curtail the right to protest is very concerning said the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA), following the news that the Bob Brown Foundation has been threatened with fines by WorkSafe.
15th Nov 2019
Anti-protest laws tabled in Tasmanian parliament yesterday are deeply authoritarian and are an attack on democracy, says the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA).
13th Jun 2019
Greg Barns reflects on last week's police raids of the homes and workplaces of journalists and what this could mean for freedom of speech and freedom of the media.