Media Release. TAP derides proposed anti-protest laws

 Left: Abandoned Pulp Mill Site Community Forest Restoration Project by TAP March 2011.














TAP Media Release July 10 2014

TAP Into a Better Tasmania has suggested a use for the Long Reach site where Gunns Ltd had once planned to build a pulp mill.
At its July meeting, TAP declared that the site could be used to build a prison in which to lock up the thousands of Tasmanians who would be prepared to infringe the State Government’s new anti-protest legislation.

TAP’s media spokesperson, Tim Thorne, said, “The Liberal Party’s rhetoric before the last election said, nonsensically, that they would bring in a law against illegal protests, while lawful protests would continue to be allowed.
“The bill rushed through the House of Assembly goes much further than this, providing for powers of arrest without a warrant, and making it possible to interpret anywhere in the state as a ‘workplace’,” Mr Thorne said.

“History has shown that Tasmanians in their thousands have been prepared to do what this bill is trying to prevent.  TAP believes that they will do so again where necessary to prevent the destruction of our environment, our rights and our democracy,” he continued.  “The Legislative Council should have the common sense to throw this ridiculous, but dangerous, bill out.”

TAP Media Spokesman Tim Thorne.