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.
*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).
For legal issues you could also try the following organisations:
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).
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).