Disruption and protests to major facilities or roads

The NSW Government has initiated a new offence under the Roads and Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 to form a part of the Roads Act 1993. These offences are designed to target protest behaviour with more severe punishments for impeding major roads and facilities. While both offences must be reviewed by the minister in two […]

Common protest related offences

There are a number of offences that Police will use where they are faced with a protest, large scale gathering and/or public assembly. The most common offences when dealing with protests are: Obstructing traffic A person, without a reasonable excuse (proof of which lies on the accused), cannot prevent the free passage of a person […]

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