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

More information about community activism

Last updated

1 July 2020

More information related to community activism is available on these websites:

  • Activist Rights: www.activistrights.org.au
  • Our Community information portal: www.ourcommunity.com.au
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