The wave of hostility towards protesters exercising their rights to express anger at a powerful public figure is concerning. The truly threatening restriction of free speech is far larger in scale, and more significant in its silencing effects.
Described as “anti-protest laws” by Leong in a speech set to be delivered in parliament tonight, Leong will argue that it is a bill which seeks “to criminalise the behaviour of the people who are trying to save us”.
Police abuse of powers is nothing new
The Australian media’s priorities are yet to catch up with students concerns, writes Milly Ellen.
The wind is back in the sails of the protest movement. Tim Scriven and Morgan Gardiner look at student activism around the world, in Australia and at the University of Sydney.