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New protest laws are concerning, says EDO Qld CEO Jo-Anne Bragg

21 August, 2019

The recent announcement by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk of new laws around Queensland protesters has sparked concern from EDO QLD CEO and solicitor Jo-Anne Bragg.

EDO Qld CEO and solicitor Jo-Anne Bragg has said:

"Peaceful protests are of historic and ongoing importance for Queensland's democracy and recent protests highlight the urgent action needed on climate change.

"It's concerning that new laws are being proposed based on unclear evidence, and we support calls from the Queensland Council for Civil Liberties to refer the proposed legislation to a parliamentary committee to consider the evidence and the need for new laws."

Read Queensland Council for Civil Liberties full statement here.

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