Police Offences Amendment (Workplace Protection) Bill 2022 - Have your say

The Tasmanian Government is committed to ensuring that public consultation processes are open and transparent and we are seeking your input on Police Offences Amendment (Workplace Protection) Bill 2022 (the draft Bill).

The draft Bill has been prepared as an alternative approach to a Bill released for consultation last year. The new Bill would repeal the Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Act 2014, and clarify the offences of public annoyance and trespass under the Police Offences Act 1935, including appropriate penalties and aggravated penalties. The Bill responds to matters raised by the High Court of Australia in the case of Brown and Another v State of Tasmania and provides protection for lawful business activities. The Bill also responds to submissions received last year, by proposing an alternative approach for consultation.

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The comment period for this consultation is now closed.

Publishing submissions

Other than indicated below, submissions will be treated as public information and will be published on the Department of Justice website.

Submissions will be published once the Government has determined proposed position.

No personal information other than an individual’s name or the organisation making a submission will be published.

For further information, please contact: legislation.development@justice.tas.gov.au or read the Tasmanian Government Public Submissions Policy (external link).

Important information to note

  1. Your name (or the name of the organisation) will be published unless you request otherwise.
  2. In the absence of a clear indication that a submission is intended to be treated as confidential (or parts of the submission), the Department will treat the submission as public.
  3. If you would like your submission treated as confidential, whether in whole or in part, please indicate this in writing at the time of making your submission clearly identifying the parts of your submission you want to remain confidential and the reasons why. In this case, your submission will not be published to the extent of that request.
  4. Copyright in submissions remains with the author(s), not with the Tasmanian Government.
  5. The Department will not publish, in whole or in part, submissions containing defamatory or offensive material. If your submission includes information that could enable the identification of other individuals then either all or parts of the submission will not be published.

Accessibility of submissions

The Government recognises that not all individuals or groups are equally placed to access and understand information. We are therefore committed to ensuring Government information is accessible and easily understood by people with diverse communication needs.

Where possible, please consider typing your submission in plain English and providing it in a format such as Microsoft Word or equivalent.

The Government cannot however take responsibility for the accessibility of documents provided by third parties.

Information provided to the Government may be provided to an applicant under the provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI). If you have indicated that you wish all or part of your submission to be treated as confidential, your statement detailing the reasons may be taken into account in determining whether or not to release the information in the event of an RTI application for assessed disclosure. You may also be contacted to provide any further comment.

Timeline

Consultation opens

28-Mar-2022

Consultation closes

15-Apr-2022

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