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Activists protest oil company’s efforts to overturn Native Title rights

By CHRISTINE LAI Environmental activists gathered outside of Santos’ Sydney office on Thursday afternoon to protest the oil and gas company in their latest attempts to overturn Native Title rights, and destroy the Pilliga forest through planned fracking measures. Hosted by the University of Sydney Environmental Collective and School Students for Climate, the protest responded […]

Another climate protester charged as Blockade Australia says police responded “violently”

By ERIN MODARO A climate protester will face court today after being charged with offenses related to a protest in Sydney's CBD on Tuesday morning. Police say the 66-year old woman was arrested in Hurlstone Park yesterday, and taken to Burwood Police Station where she was refused bail. The woman has been charged with several […]

NSW Parliament passes anti-protest bill

By DANIEL LO SURDO Legislation that will allow penalties of up to two years jail time and $22,000 in fines for protestors has been passed in NSW Parliament, following a spate of mobilisations and actions across Sydney in recent weeks. The Roads and Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill will apply tougher penalties for people who disrupt […]

Port Botany protestor who scaled 60-metre crane jailed for four months

By PATRICK MCKENZIE A 26-year-old man who scaled a crane at Port Botany last Friday has been jailed for four months. Maxim O’Donnell Curmi, an activist from Blockade Australia, climbed the 60-metre high crane to shut down the port’s largest terminal. He then suspended himself from the crane, where he spent several hours, and broadcasted […]

‘Nothing else is working’, says Blockade Australia protestor who scaled Marrickville train

By DANIEL LO SURDO A climate change protestor who scaled a freight train in Marrickville on Friday morning has said that she took action because "nothing else is working", as NSW Transport Minister David Elliott warned that harsher penalties could soon be in place for people choosing to "vandalise our economy". Protestors from Blockade Australia, a […]