Due to the often isolated and high-risk nature of many environmental forest based blockades and actions, well organised activist safety and activist legal support strategies need to be in place.
Useful legal guides for protesters include:
- Lawyers for Forests Inc, Legal Guide for Forest Activists in Victoria, 2010
- Lawyers for Forests and Victorian Forest Alliance guide for community groups wanting to take legal action to protect forests
- Fitzroy Legal Service Inc, The Law Handbook, revised annually
- Victoria Legal Aid and Flemington & Kensington Community Legal Centre, Police Powers: Your Rights in Victoria.
If you need to contact a lawyer:
Environmental Justice Australia