25 February 2016

OutinPerth – Federal Senate calls on WA government to drop anti-protest laws

24 February 2016

New Matilda – Federal Senate Urges WA Parliament To Drop Anti-Protest Law

The West – Senate denounces WA’s anti-protest laws

23 February 2016

ABC News – via iView at 9mins in.

The West – Hundreds rally against protest laws

ABC – Anti-protest laws will be repealed by Labor, Opposition Leader tells Perth rally

9 News/AAP – WA anti-protest laws spark protest

Green Left Weekly – Perth rally defends the right to protest

The West – WA’s anti-protest law opponents to rally/WA anti-protest laws spark protest 

The West – Davies will not resist protest law

19 February 2016

New Matilda – Backing Big Business, Western Australia Is About To Criminalise Protest

18 February 2016

The West – Premier defends anti-protest laws

17 February 2016

The West/AAP – WA govt defends anti-protest laws

16 February 2016

The West Australian – UN warns on ‘chilling’ protest laws

WA Today – Premier Colin Barnett’s proposed anti-protest laws violate UN human rights

The Australian – WA protest laws attract UN ire

ABC – UN urges WA Government not to bring in anti-protest laws

Huffington Post – United Nations Slams Western Australia Over Anti-Protest Laws

15 February 2016

United Nations Media Statement – UN human rights experts urge Western Australia’s Parliament not to pass proposed anti-protest law

21 September 2015

 Lawyers Weekly – Law Society concerned over criminal code amendment

17 September 2015

Human Rights Law Centre letter – Letter sent to all West Australian Member of Parliament (PDF)

24 April 2015

Farm Weekly – Nationals booed for anti-protest support

21 April 2015

ABC – Farmers Rally over Fracking Fears in WA

WA Today (and other Fairfax) – Workers concerened at Colin Barnett’s anti-protest stance

March 2015

CAAMA Radio – Interview with Human Rights Law Centre- New WA legislation threatens right to peaceful protest

24 March 2015

WA Today, Sydney Morning Herald, and The Age – WA anti-protest laws shake the core of our legal system

23 March 2015
The West – Opinion – Planned change to criminal code reverses the onus of proof – by Anthony Eyers, President of the Criminal Lawyers Association WA

20 March 2015

Farm Weekly – MP says farmers at risk from anti-protest laws

19 March 2015

The West – Government dismisses opposition to protest laws

Australian Mining – Protests erupt over anti-protest laws

18 March 2015

Channel 10 News – Unlikely Alliance (video)

ABC – Attorney-General dismisses concerns over anti-protest laws despite rally outside Parliament

The Guardian – West Australian anti-protest laws denounced as far too broad

The West – Govt’s anti-protest laws lashed

Perth Now – Opposition mounts against WA govt’s anti-protest laws

17 March 2015

New Matilda – Colin Barnett Is Trying To Criminalise A ‘Thing’. Literally.

16 March 2015

WA Today – New protest laws a blow to democracy and decency

12 March 2015

ABC News (7pm)

WA Today – New WA protest laws breach human rights: lawyer

ABC News  – New protest laws in WA ‘a threat to civil liberties’

WA Farmers Federation – Protest Laws could affect farmers


Human Rights Law Centre Media Statement – Excessive anti-protest laws in Western Australia risk criminalising peaceful protest & breaching international human rights law

Uniting Church – Groups speak out on new protest laws

11 March 2015

ABC News 7pm – lead item (not currently available online) with Kate Davis (lawyer) speaking

Channel 10 News – Protesters Rights (video)

GWN News – A new Government crackdown on protesters (video)

PerthNow – Protesters use ‘car dragon’ to halt logging at WA’s Helms Forest

WA Today – Protesters face jail under new Barnett Government law

The West – WA protester laws too broad: opposition