Report

Global warning: the threat to climate defenders in Australia

Publisher
Climate change Protest movements Resources industry Human rights Australia
Description

This report reveals how the unregulated political influence of the fossil fuel industry -- a murky web of connections between governments and industry -- is driving political inaction on climate change and the repression of those calling for action. Forms of repression include:

  • The introduction of harsh and at times unconstitutional, anti-protest laws targeting climate defenders

  • The enforcement of punitive bail conditions and excessive penalties for minor protest-related offences

  • Stifling civil society by defunding climate education and threatening to deregister charities that engage in climate activism

  • Targeting activists with litigation, and surveilling and infiltrating climate defender groups

Publication Details
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All Rights Reserved
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open