Community legal briefing: know your rights under Victoria’s new forest protest laws

Victoria’s heavy-handed new protest laws have come into effect – which means people standing up for our native forests and the threatened wildlife within them could now face fines of $22,000, or 12 months in prison.

Criminalising protest doesn’t dampen the dedication of forest activists and citizen scientists who are determined to protect our environment.

But it can have serious consequences for the people who risk it all for our vital forests – which means it’s critical anyone who wants to protest for our forests should know their rights.

We’re running a briefing to get you up to speed on all you need to know about protesting in the forest under Victoria’s harsh new laws.

WHAT: Learn about the impacts and scope of Victoria’s new protest laws, and your rights under the new laws.

WHEN: Thursday 13 July, 6-7PM

WHERE: This will be a hybrid event – so you have two options to join:

  • Online via Zoom: RSVP for the link
  • In person at 60 Leicester Street, Carlton

WHO: You’ll hear from EJA lawyer Natalie Hogan, and Daniel Cash, Barrister and Lawyers for Forests President

Join us to hear from our lawyers about what’s changed and what your rights are when it comes to forest protest. 

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