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 The animal activists will have to think hard—$400k’s worth!

14.09.19.  Not before time have our sloths in power realised what these farm terrorists are doing to farmers and good people that get caught up in civil disobedience as they try to get to work and pay taxes so scumbags can afford to do no good for society. They will now have to consider their actions and be made responsible—before an already stressed farmer, perhaps contemplating suicide, lets loose with a shotgun in a moment of unbearable frustration! A damned good idea many would believe.
People who use a carriage service such as websites and social media to incite others to break into farms could be sent to jail under new laws passed through Federal Parliament. The Coalition made a pre-election promise to introduce the laws after a website published the details of thousands of Australian farms earlier this year. Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie said farmers should feel safe at home and at work.

Source: ABC Rural

Farm trespass laws pass making it illegal to use websites, social media to incite others

“Animal activists who seek to incite others to trespass and break the law are on notice, as of the Royal assent being granted to the legislation passed through the Parliament today, they’ll be subject to up to five years’ jail time,” Ms McKenzie said.
The laws were opposed by the Greens but following amendments had the support of Labor.
The Law Council of Australia had raised concerns that the laws could hinder press freedoms, and welcomed the amendments.
“The amendments strengthen the protections available to journalists under the legislation by removing the requirement that a journalist must prove disclosure of ‘offending’ material was in the public interest,” said Law Council president Arthur Moses.
The forestry industry also welcomed amendments which will see the new laws apply to timber and pulp mills under the definition of primary production businesses.
The Australian Forestry Products Association’s Ross Hampton said the new laws sent a strong message to timber workers “that they should be allowed to go about their lawful business without fear of having their livelihoods compromised by illegal protests”.
“For decades, forest workplaces have been subject to aggressive and damaging interference from activists with disastrous financial impacts on lawful businesses, despite Australia having some of the most sustainable, regulated forestry practices in the world,” Mr Hampton said.
The National Farmers’ Federation has also welcomed the laws.
The NSW Government has amended its biosecurity laws so that a person found to trespass on farm in that state could be fined more than $400,000.

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  • Ex ADF 14/09/2019, 5:46 am

    “Up to five years jail”. This is legal speak for maybe a community service order!

    • Finn 14/09/2019, 6:52 am

      Yep. But Swim out by yourself and circle a whale and it’s a guaranteed 6 months.

    • Pensioner Pete 14/09/2019, 7:15 am

      Given the sentences are not mandatory, I have no doubt the vegetable markets will now be doing a roaring trade in lettuce, being sold to the Magistrates Courts in readiness for firm application of wet lettuce leaves, to the offenders found guilty of farm invasions and the like.

      • Albert 14/09/2019, 10:05 am

        A good old 12 gauge with saltpetre up the spout would work wonders.

    • Bwana Neusi 14/09/2019, 11:26 am

      Stop their dole money.

      • SebastianF 14/09/2019, 7:11 pm

        When these pests glue themselves to roads or whatever I think they should be left there for a couple of days. They’ll soon be begging for a nice comfortable jail cell.

  • Aktosplatz 14/09/2019, 8:43 am

    We have a serious problem with law enforcement in this country with soft and politicised judges and magistrates.

    It is very politically correct and biased. This manifests in soft sentences for these climate and animal rights activists.

    A few people like the late Larry Pickering and others such as Michael Smith, had some interesting bits about Shorten and Gillard which all came to naught as files and documents were “lost” – funny that!

    And as a sharp contrast, then there’s the likes of Andrew Bolt’s court case, which muzzled him for years, and of course, George Pell…

    • Neville 14/09/2019, 11:20 am

      Ref: ‘Antonio Gramsci’, ‘the long march through the institutions’, ‘the gradual fabian takeover of the key elements of of western society’, etc, etc.
      (key elements includes the judiciary, of course, as well as the education system, the legislative, the executive, local councils, etc etc)

  • Albert 14/09/2019, 10:03 am

    Put a bounty on those pests like they do with other vermin.

  • JK. 14/09/2019, 10:24 am

    And we have to rely on the judiciary to carry this out ??? what a bloody joke.

  • seadogger 14/09/2019, 11:25 am

    The happenings at Croppa Ck. will reoccur

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