Environment groups, unionists, activists and MPs from diverse parties are coming together to protest the increased penalties and powers proposed by the NSW Baird Government. The plan is to protest new laws which would increase police powers in relation to protests and activism, and increase the penalties for protesters. Greens MP and Justice Spokesperson David Shoebridge says the government is implementing these laws because they know protest and direct action work to protect both human rights and the environment. The protest mentioned in this interview took place on 15 March 2016.
The Return of Kings is another of the high-profile groups for male pick-up artists we’ve heard about in the last couple of years, which is planning meet ups of its Australian members all throughout this week. Melbourne University’s Dr Lauren Rosewarne spoke with us about the group, the views they hold, and their interaction with Australia.
I collaborated with fellow reporter Bec Waterhouse to cover the annual ‘Reclaim the Night’ in Brisbane. You may have noticed the protestors if you were in the city last night, as they marched the streets near Queen Street Mall, demanding safety for women, or when they continued their rally at Queens Park. As well as sounding out the crowd, I spoke to Shannon McCallum, one of the organisers of the event, to find out a little more about it.
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