Opinion

Ebony Bennett | Jailing climate protestor Violet Coco shows anti-protest laws have gone too far

Ebony Bennett
Updated December 11 2022 - 11:15am, first published December 10 2022 - 5:30am
Deanna "Violet" Maree Coco during a protest in Canberra last year. Picture supplied

The anti-protest laws that have swept the country are a threat to us all, even if you've never attended a protest in your life. Governments are writing and passing laws that authorise companies to legally cause harm to our community and environment, while jailing individuals seeking to stop such harm through non-violent protest.

Ebony Bennett

Ebony Bennett

Canberra Times columnist

Ebony Bennett is deputy director for The Australia Institute and a former Greens media advisor and a regular columnist for The Canberra Times.

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