ABC News, “NSW parliament passes new laws bringing harsher penalties on protesters”

By Heath Parkes-Hupton, April 1, 2022

The NSW Parliament has passed tough new punishments for protesters the state government says wish to wreak “economic chaos” on Sydney.

Under legislation that cleared both houses today, people could be fined up to $22,000 and/or jailed for a maximum of two years for protesting illegally on public roads, rail lines, tunnels, bridges and industrial estates.

The new offence applies to ports in Newcastle, Port Kembla and Port Botany, but the government says it intends to add more facilities.

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