Global warning: the threat to climate defenders in Australia

Resources industry Climate change Protest movements Human rights Australia

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

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