Statement regarding planned protest on the Brisbane Story Bridge

Published Saturday, 08 August, 2020 at 12:58 PM

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has won a Supreme Court action to cancel a mass protest planned today at Brisbane’s Story Bridge.

The Attorney-General was granted injunctive relief in the Queensland Supreme Court under the Attorney-General Act 1999.

“The Supreme Court has banned the organisers from attending the planned protest and prohibited them from encouraging others to attend.,” she said

“The organisers have also been ordered to publish a notice on Facebook and other platforms telling their followers that the protest has been cancelled.

“The Palaszczuk Government, along with the vast majority of Queenslanders, didn’t want to see this irresponsible protest go ahead.

“We support the right to peaceful protest but in the current environment organisers should find other ways to get their voice heard.

“In all circumstances, the health and safety of Queenslanders has to be paramount.

“It would be reckless to allow a protest like this which risks undoing all Queenslanders’ good work in suppressing COVID-19.

“This Supreme Court decision needs to be heeded by all and anyone intending to flout the law will face serious consequences.”

This Statement was amended on 16 July, 2021.

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