The Abbott government wants to make boycotts illegal -- criminalising our ability to hold corporations to account when they jeopardise our health or our environment. We can’t let them get away with this.
Sign the petition now to tell the Australian government not to criminalise consumer boycotts.
Under the proposed law, it would be illegal to call on another individual or company to boycott a product because it was unsafe or destroying the environment. It's explicitly designed to silence groups like Greenpeace and SumOfUs -- with Liberal Senator Richard Colbeck saying that he is "very concerned" about what environmental groups were doing, and wants to stop them. Landmark campaigns like those that have saved Tasmania's forests and challenged live animal exports would suddenly be illegal.
We can't let this attack on free speech and environmental protection go unchallenged. Senator Colbeck hasn't committed to the new law yet -- he's testing the waters to see what reaction he gets. Let's come together now to demand the Abbott government drops this crazy assault on our rights.
More information: Companies to get protection from activists' boycotts (The Australian)