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THE PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC RIGHT TO PROTEST: High Court of Australia, BROWN & ANOR versus THE STATE OF TASMANIA, 2 May 2017

May 2, 2017 - 09:19 -- Admin

BROWN & ANOR versus THE STATE OF TASMANIA, High Court of Australia, Canberra on 2 May 2017 at 10.15 am before the full court:BROWN & ANOR v THE STATE OF TASMANIA (H3/2016) Date Special Case referred to Full Court: 13 December 2016 The issue in this proceeding is whether the Workplace (Protection from Protesters Act) 2014 (Tas) (‘the Act’), in whole or in part, contravenes the implied freedom of pol

Westpac Bank pledges not to finance new thermal coal mines or projects in new coal producing basins

May 2, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

“However, for new thermal coal proposals we will:  Limit lending to any new thermal coal mines or projects (including those of existing customers) to only existing coal producing basins and where the calorific value for that mine ranks in at least the top 15% globally. We define the top 15% as having a specific energy content of at least 6,300 kCal/kg Gross As Received.

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