Saturday, 25 January 2014
The Victorian Parliament will vote on a law that will make it difficult, if not impossible for some, maybe all groups, to gather in public to protest against bad laws, taxes and or projects.
The bill will go to the Victorian Parliament on Tuesday, February 4, 2014.
We urge Victorians to sit in the public gallery of state parliament in a silent, law-abiding protest against this undemocratic, un-Australian legislation. You can get information on the proposed law and when it will be tabled at:
Start with the Summary Offences and Sentencing Amendment Bill.
Before February 4 we need to let as many MPs as possible know that this is an election year and we do not want anti-association/VLAD type laws in Victoria. The Victorian Government has betrayed this state's 326,000 bike licence holders by refusing to abolish the TAC tax, do not be fooled into thinking it will hesitate to use the anti-association laws against the motorcycle & scooter community, their family, their friends and their workmates.
More information on the TAC tax betrayal elsewhere on this blog.
Go see you MP. If you can't get an appointment to see him/her before February 4, tell the MPs staff what you think. Encourage others to do likewise.
Two or three votes in parliament mean the difference between this law passing or failing.
A few thousand votes in marginal electorates in the November election mean the Victorian Government staying in power or being put out.
It's up to you and your family and friends. Go see your MP.