Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Labor Will Repeal Anti-Protest Laws

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Labor Will Repeal Anti-Protest Laws

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Byline: Hamish Broome Hamish.Broome@northernstar.com.au

THE next state election may not be until 2019, but that hasn't stopped State Opposition Leader Luke Foley announcing plans to tear down the controversial anti-protest policy which was introduced by the Baird Government.

Speaking in Lismore, Mr Foley pledged to repeal the Coalition's controversial laws if voted into government in three years.

He stood shoulder to shoulder with the Knitting Nannas Against Gas to make the announcement, who are facing arrests and major fines under the new laws at their latest frontline against unconventional gas mining in the Pilliga region.

Assorted Labor figures were also present including Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell, Labor candidate for the Federal seat of Page Janelle Saffin, Richmond MP Justine Elliott, and Labor's Energy and Mining spokesman Adam Searle.

"I won't stand for these laws, we'll sweep them out as soon as there is a change of government in NSW," Mr Foley declared. …

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