Here’s a video about Victoria’s anti-protest laws, which came into effect this week:
These laws have been introduced by the so-called “Liberal Party” whose ideology is supposed to be all about protecting our freedoms, including free speech. The laws prove that despite their rhetoric, the Liberals do not really care about political freedoms. They care only about the economic freedom of corporations, and protecting the operations of those corporations from dissidents. Neoliberal capitalism appears to be becoming the sort of totalitarian ideology it claimed to oppose: willing to protect economic liberalism even at the cost of political authoritarianism.
The Liberals see opposition to the economic system as a threat. Unfortunately, the truly greatest threat to public safety and security is what our present economic system is doing to the climate.