This factsheet discussed non-violent direct action in New South Wales. For more information on NDVA in the ACT, refer to our Environmental Law Handbook.
There are a number of offences that protesters using non-violent direct action must be aware of during the course of their protest in the state of New South Wales. This document will discuss offences that such action typically attracts as well as some information about your rights and responsibilities surrounding a police arrest and how the matter might be dealt with by a Magistrate in a NSW Local Court.
This factsheet was last updated in March 2015.