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Communications and advertising

Make sure your group understands how the law can affect what you can and can’t communicate.

Content last updated 27/05/2022

Campaigns or protests

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Relevant laws to consider

Before your organisation starts a campaign or protest, take some time to understand the laws that might apply to your activities.

The relevant laws to consider include:

  • defamation laws - to make sure you are not liable for defaming someone during your campaign or protest
  • safety laws - to make sure that everyone involved is safe and understands the laws that apply, and
  • council or city regulations about large public gatherings or activities that may disrupt traffic or public transport

Organising a campaign or protest


Select the state or territory where your organisation is based to read the relevant information on organising protests and demonstrations:


The content on this webpage was last updated in May 2022 and is not legal advice. See full disclaimer and copyright notice.


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