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Bob Brown was arrested in January 2016 at a forestry protest in Tasmania; charges were later dropped. AAP Image/Forests of Lapoinya Action Group

Bob Brown takes to the High Court to put hardline anti-protest laws to the test

Following his 2016 arrest, former Greens leader Bob Brown aims to show that Tasmania’s anti-protest laws are in conflict with the constitution’s implied right to political communication.
Attorney General George Brandis believes a recent court decision backing an environmental group is an illegitimate use of the law. Is he right? AAP/Lukas Coch

The government vs the environment: lawfare in Australia

The federal government want to stop green groups from using “lawfare”. But proposed changes threaten to seriously curtail public interest litigation in Australia.

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