Tasmanian businesses should be protected from "unecessary" and "disruptive" boycotts by environmental protesters, Tasmanian Attorney-General Elise Archer says.
She said the state government was committed to introducing protective laws for Tasmanian workplaces subject to trespass or harassment.
The comments follow a speech on Friday by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, slamming an "escalating trend" of environmental groups targeting businesses who provide goods and services to firms they are opposed to.
Mr Morrison said the trend could have a severe impact on the economy, and vowed to outlaw the "indulgent and selfish" practice.
However, Labor Senator for Tasmania Anne Urquhart said the greatest threat to the economy was "Mr Morrison's failure to have any plan" on energy, climate or jobs.
"Labor strongly supports the right of people in a democracy to take part in peaceful demonstrations and other forms of protest - and we will treat any proposal to limit the rights of Australians to engage in those activities very skeptically," she said.
"As usual, there is no detail on what the Prime Minister is actually proposing to do, or if he is proposing to introduce legislation at all, so we will await any specific proposals before commenting."
Former Greens leader Bob Brown labelled Mr Morrison's actions "bullying tactics", and said the backlash would be huge.
"Scott Morrison's bullying tactics against the majority of Australians who want action to end fossil fuel mining and forest destruction will fire greater peaceful public reaction," Mr Brown said in Melbourne last week.
"Hundreds of thousands of intelligent good-hearted Australians will raise the ante if Morrison does,"
"The Liberals' jails will overflow with conscientious objectors to Morrison's inaction - except for penalising fellow Australians - on the global environmental crisis."
Tasmanian Minerals, Manufacturing and Energy Council chief executive Ray Mostogl said secondary boycotts were not having a direct impact on Tasmanian industry at this stage.
"TMEC are concerned when community members protest over mining, yet most of their day to day life occurs through products derived from the mining industry - cars, smartphones, even the electrical wiring which transmits renewable energy comes from copper most likely refined by coal fired energy elsewhere in the world," he said.
"Not withstanding, the mining sector need to continue to find ways to reduce its footprint in its operation."