Controversial protest laws to dominate Qld parliament

Controversial proposed laws regarding protesters are expected to dominate talks when Queensland parliament resumes this morning.

It follows a week of demonstrations in Brisbane’s CBD, that saw protestors cause traffic mayhem and lock themselves to large structures.

It was all part of the worldwide ‘Extinction Rebellion’, which saw similar demonstrations carried out in major cities around the globe.


New laws were proposed by the state government, that would give police more power when dealing with these sort of instances.

For example police would have search and seizure powers for people suspected of carrying locking devices.

There are also calls from the opposition to introduce bigger fines and longer jail sentences.

During last week’s demonstrations Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk also vowed to fast-track the legislation, hoping to have the tough new laws in place by the end of the month.