Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Amendment Bill 2019 - Have your say

The Tasmanian Government is committed to providing opportunities for community involvement in the development of Government policy and we are seeking your input on the Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Amendment Bill 2019 (the draft Bill).

The draft Bill aims to amend the Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Act 2014 (the Act) to take account of matters raised by the High Court of Australia in the case of Brown and Another v State of Tasmania and also aims to provide protection for certain lawful business activities.

The draft Bill proposes amending the Act in a number of ways, including by:

  • Removing the Act’s focus on protesters;
  • Removing the concept of ‘business access areas’;
  • Simplifying powers of arrest; and
  • Introducing new offences for impeding business activity.

Download the draft Bill: Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Amendment Bill 2019 (pdf, 320.0 KB)

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 our website.

Submissions will be published once the Government’s consideration of submissions has concluded.

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

For further information, please read the Tasmanian Government Public Submissions Policy (external link).

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.

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.

The Right to Information Act 2009 and confidentiality

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.