Community campaigns need to be planned, structured and financed. The right to protest is internationally recognised, but police have move-on powers, and protesters may end up under arrest and in detention. Repeated confrontations can lead police to apply for exclusion orders preventing a particular person engaging in particular public conduct, or seek to impose bail conditions. Protesters may be charged with a range of offences against police and other law enforcers. Anti-terrorism legislation adds another layer of law that can impede legitimate protest.

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Lynne Barratt

Solicitor

Community activism: Contacts

Lawyers for Forests
Web: www.lawyersforforests.org.au

Local Community Insurance Services 
Tel: 1300 853 800
Email: insurance@lcis.com.au
Web: www.localcommunityinsurance.com.au

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