Monica Smit is the founder of Reignite Democracy Australia, a grassroots movement created in response to the Victorian government’s catastrophic handling of the COVID pandemic. On Tuesday 31st August, Monica Was arrested while driving her car and detained on charges of alleged incitement.
Since the arrest, Monia appeared before the magistrate and was offered bail. Monica declined to sign the bail order as the conditions would deny not only her but every single Australian the right to express their god-given democratic rights.
Monica’s solicitor stated that the bail conditions were some of the most onerous conditions he had ever seen and that some may have even been unconstitutional in their effect… The first consequence would be an immediate dismantling of Reignite Democracy Australia, which would then impact every other similar website! Mani Shishineh of Legalbit Lawyers, declared that “signing that bail order would have effectively put an end to democracy in Australia!”
Monica has an excellent legal team who offered their services pro-bono for the services provided to date, but we are now asking for support from the Australian people to help cover the costs of the coming fees and prepare us to face the fight ahead. This is potentially going to be a long battle and we may have to go from the Supreme Court to the High Court, thus all the financial help we can raise is greatly appreciated.
Monica’s vision has always been to empower people by giving them a voice and providing them with honest, timely and truthful information; please help us to preserve Monica’s right to these very values. Any little bit helps and is greatly appreciated!t