Activist Rights

Offences

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It is an offence to threaten or abuse an authorised DELWP officers exercising their duties or powers under the SFTA (s87) or the FA (s96B).

It is an also an offence to hinder or obstruct, without reasonable excuse, an authorised DELWP officer carrying out their duties or powers under the SFTA (s86) , FA (s96A) or the SPLA (s20).

If you commit any of these offences, you can be fined up to60 penalty units.

It is an offence to hinder or obstruct an authorised Council officer performing their duties, with a maximum fine of 60 penalty units under the LGA (s224(8).

Police and DSE officers can lay multiple charges for a single event.

Activists have been faced with up to 14 charges for the same event in past actions.

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