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New Australian Law Targets Activist Groups, Peaceful Protest

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Two Jabiluka mine protesters sit chained to heavy drilling equipment installed at the proposed site of the Jabiluka Uranium mine in Jabiluka, Australia on March 24, 1998. © 1998 STR Old/Reuters By Laura Thomas, Acting Australia Director  In Australia, occupying inconvenient places has been a crucial tactic for protesters to highlight human rights abuses and environmental destruction. That’s why it’s concerning to see the Australian government try to make it easier to deregister nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) if they promote protests where minor offenses may…

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