|Students For Liberty condemns violent measures that the Australian government is taking to enforce their response to the pandemic. These include:
|The Victorian Premier pushing to pass the equivalent of the enabling act through the Victorian parliament, giving him the power to rule by decree without parliamentary accountability; Martial law being enforced on the streets of Sydney; Citizens being forced out of their homes in the Northern Territory and put into “quarantine camps”; The indigenous Australian population have been particularly affected; Citizens in South Australia being forced to take selfies inside their homes on an app within 15 minutes at a random time or have the police show up at their homes to arrest them; Premiers unconstitutionally closing the state borders, according to Section 92 of the Australian Constitution; Activists being jailed for expressing their opinions in the streets and on social media.
|Australian citizens have held regular protests asking for their rights to be upheld and the rule of law to be restored. These demonstrations have been met with unparalleled police suppression. Members of the public are being pepper-sprayed and many were recently fired upon with rubber bullets by the very people Australians pay and trust to protect them. Along with numerous reports of pressure and intimidation against protesters, this raises serious doubts about the government’s commitment to a safe environment for Australian citizens. At Students For Liberty, we believe that such conduct represents state-sanctioned violence and is unacceptable in a civil and free society. The government bears primary responsibility for creating an environment that protects individuals’ rights and ensures that all citizens can exercise their rights to freedom of speech and assembly, without threats of intimidation or harassment. Students For Liberty stands with the Australian people in their aspirations for a freer future. We support their call for the state to respect their rights to move freely, express themselves, and hold peaceful demonstrations. To support the people of Australia, you can join the demonstrations on December 4, 2021, at 12 PM local time. Click the button below to learn more information about cities and locations.
|Sincerely & For Liberty, Will Joseph Regional Leadership Coordinator, ANZSFL National Coordinator for Asia-Pacific Students For Liberty
|Got any questions? Contact us at (202) 733-2409 or firstname.lastname@example.org