Know your rights to protest

What do we want? To have a voice!

Have you ever taken part in a protest?

Freedom of expression is an important part of a strong democracy.  As a citizen, being able to voice your concern or support your cause by attending a protest is a powerful act of civic engagement.

But what rights do we have to protest and what barriers are there? What are the legal implications of protesting and what defences are available?

Join Melbourne Activist Legal Support for a series of free online training and virtual public panels around Protest, Repression and the Law. These sessions were initially planned in Law Week but were postponed.

Know Your Rights – Interactive training

Thought about joining a protest, but wondered about your rights?  Attend this interactive online community training by Melbourne Activist Legal Support on your rights when engaging in protest.

Session 1

1-3pm, Saturday, 12 September 2020

Session 2

1-3pm, Saturday, 19 September 2020

A Right to Protest? – Panel discussion

Join a virtual discussion on the right to protest and the Victorian Charter featuring Professor Maria O’Sullivan (Monash), Michael Stanton (barrister), and Chris Breen (refugee activist and teacher).

1-2pm, Thursday, 27 August 2020

Defending Protest – Panel discussion

Join a virtual discussion on innovative legal defences for protest featuring Dr Nicole Rogers (Southern Cross University) and Felicity Gerry, QC (barrister, Deakin).

1-2pm, Friday, 11 September 2020