Tougher penalties loom for logging protesters

LBM Daily News
Enviro & Legislation

Protesters attempting to prevent or disrupt native forest logging in Victoria would face 12 months’ jail, or $21,000 in fines, under laws introduced to state parliament this week.Activists accused the government of seeking to criminalise peaceful protest in the lead-up to the November state election, while Agriculture Minister Mary-Anne Thomas said protesters were putting the…

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