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16    Law and Justice—Western Australia—Anti-protest Laws

Senator Siewert, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1038—That the Senate—

    (a)   notes that three United Nations human rights experts have urged the Parliament of Western Australia not to adopt new anti-protest laws which would criminalise legitimate protests, including those by environmentalists and human rights defenders;

    (b)   recognises the important role public protest and free speech have played, and continue to play, in a healthy democratic society; and

     (c)   calls on the Government of Western Australia to abandon these divisive and unnecessary laws.

Question put and passed.