Will protests against corporations become illegal?
Twenty Tasmanian campaigners speaking out against Gunns Ltd, the Tasmanian woodchip company, are being sued for almost $6.4 million. They are accused of conspiracy and interference with trade and business.
The 216-page writ was filed in the Victorian Supreme Court on 14th January and targets outspoken environmentalists including Peg Putt, Alec Marr, Geoff Law and Bob Brown. EMA Legal will represent Gunns in their challenge to free speech on the environment.