Resources for organisers and protestors

PREPARING TO STAGE OR ATTEND A RALLY/PROTEST MARCH/DEMONSTRATION:

Make sure the organisers have obtained the correct permit to stage the demonstration, and if not, why?

Read more about the role of Legal Observers at demonstrations.

Copwatch - Learn more about recording the police, and your rights.

National Justice Project 

*NSWCCL supports the right to peacefully protest in observance of current NSW Health Public Health orders and restrictions, details of which can be found HERE. 


ON THE DAY:

Research any hotlines that have been setup to field calls from protestors who are cautioned or arrested during the protest.

An official complaint about the NSW Police Force or its employees can be made to the Commissioner of Police or the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (LECC).


LEGAL ADVICE/REPRESENTATION:

If you need a lawyer you can contact the Law Society referral service, National Justice Project or O'Brien Solicitors.

For legal issues you could also try the following organisations:

Legal Aid NSW

LawAccess 1300 888 529

Find local community legal centre - Community Legal Centres NSW (02) 9212 7333.

Aboriginal Legal Service NSW ACT - The Aboriginal Legal Service (ALS) is an Aboriginal community organisation giving information and referral, and legal advice and court representation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, women and children across NSW and ACT. Visit the website or call 1800 765 767 (for criminal matters).

Public Interest Advocacy Centre 

Prisoner’s Legal Service

Intellectual Disability Rights Service 

The Salvation Army Humanitarian Legal Service run advice bureaus in various locations.

Justice Connect is a legal organisation that connects people with legal assistance. They may be able to help you, or recommend an organisation that can provide legal information, or represent you in a case. (02) 8599 2100

Research the Law in NSW - Find Legal Answers.

Read The Law Handbook The Law handbook is the single most important plain English guide to the law in NSW. It provides a practical guide to 40 legal topics/legal issues that affect people in everyday life.

* If you are in immediate danger, dial 000 (within Australia).