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Trespass laws could change after vegan activists’ ‘national day of action’

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The New South Wales government is reviewing trespass laws, after protesters caused chaos across the country.

Vegan activists stormed farms and abattoirs in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria, in a “national day of action.”

Nine people have been charged over breaking into a Goulburn abattoir and chaining themselves to a conveyor belt while almost 40 have been arrested after blockading a busy intersection in the Melbourne CBD.

Deputy Premier John Barilaro tells Ben Fordham they are reviewing trespass laws to deal with this sort of activism.

He says, “you just don’t know where this will lead, how aggressive it will become, and we want to get on top of it.”

“This isn’t just trespass by accident, this is a strategic act against farmers.”

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