NVDA || Protests & Rallies || Using the law
We pay our respect and gratitude to elders past, present and emerging and extend that respect and recognition to all First Nations people, in particular our Pasifika neighbours. They are on the frontlines every day. We particularly acknowledge the Jagera and Turrbal people on who’s land we live and learn.
White Australia: It’s time to pay the rent
Action Ready would like to recognise that choice is a privilege: to choose to be arrested, to have the choice to be informed and ready, to have the choice not to fight for survival. We acknowledge that operating within the existing legal system maintains and replicates social divisions even within progressive movements and that Australia’s colonial law will always be a tool for subjugation.
It is our hope that a well-informed activist, who’s goals within the legal system are not restricted to minimising harm to self, can find new and creative ways to use and subvert the law.
DISCLAIMER: This website is intended to provide legal information for the Queensland context only. It should not be used as a substitute for individual legal advice. Content was prepared by volunteers in the climate movement in Meanjin (Brisbane) with the assistance of lawyers. Thank you to everyone who assisted in its creation. If you require legal advice see our referrals page or get in touch and we can pass on some contacts.
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