|The Right to Protest|
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The National Capital has many public places where people can exercise their right to communicate their opinions and ideas through peaceful protests and demonstrations.
Our democracy recognises this right which is subject to the general law and must be balanced against the rights and interests of others and of the community as a whole. Of paramount importance are the protection of public safety, the maintenance of peace and the facilitation of fair and equal access to public areas.
This information booklet has been prepared by the Federal Government to assist organisers to carry out their protests safely, peacefully and without unduly impacting on other legitimate interests.
If you are planning a protest or are uncertain about your rights or obligations when using public land in the National Capital, please contact:
Map 1 - National Land
|Last Updated on Thursday, 10 June 2010 12:19|