Move on Powers

Police can give a person a direction to move on from a public place if they suspect on reasonable grounds that a person is or is likely to:

a) breach the peace

b) endanger the safety of another person

c) injury a person or damage property or be a risk to public safety.

Failure to comply with the direction is an offence.  Police may not issue a direction to a person who is protesting, picketing or publicising their view about a particular issue (such as speaking out or carrying a banner).


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