Bandt Slams Morrison Protest Crackdown
Greens Acting Leader, Adam Bandt MP, has responded to Scott Morrison’s speech today to the Queensland Minerals Council, saying that any attempts to crack down on protest is a threat to Australia’s democracy.
“Scott Morrison is a direct threat to Australian democracy and freedom of speech,” said Mr Bandt.
“The Prime Minister’s commitment to outlaw the peaceful, legal protest of Australian individuals and community groups reads like a move straight from the totalitarian’s playbook.
“Instead of getting tough on the climate crisis, Scott Morrison is dismantling democracy.
“People are taking action because Scott Morrison’s is making the climate crisis worse, but instead of heeding the message, he’s shooting the messenger.
“The Greens will fight tooth and nail against any move to make it harder for Australians to have their voices heard and take action to solve the climate crisis.
“Until Scott Morrison starts cutting pollution and keeping coal in the ground, protests will keep growing.
“We have one simple message for Scott Morrison today: you can’t arrest your way out of the climate emergency.”