The Tasmanian Parliament has passed a bill (Reproductive Health (Access to Terminations) Bill 2013) which bans free speech within
a radius of 150 metres from premises at which terminations are provided
but could be far further since ‘prohibited behaviour’ includes
a protest in relation to terminations that is able to be seen or heard by a person accessing, or attempting to access, premises at which terminations are provided
A person exercising his or her right to freedom of expression and prosecuted under the bill could be fined up to $65,000 and / or imprisoned for up to 12 months.
This provision could well conflict with section 46 of the Tasmanian Constitution which states:
Freedom of conscience and the free profession and practice of religion are, subject to public order and morality, guaranteed to every citizen.