How to Manage Protest Activity at your Office

Key Point
  • The Department of Finance and the Attorney-General’s Department have prepared advice to assist you to manage protest activities at your office.



Since the announcement of the 2016 Federal Election there has been a rise in the number of demonstrations in and around parliamentarians’ offices. The Department of Finance and the Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) have prepared the following advice to assist you and your staff to manage protest activity safely.

Plan ahead

During a demonstration

If Police are not already aware of the activity, notify

Ensure that you and your staff

If protestors ask you or your staff to accept an item

If a member of the public behaves in an unacceptable manner

After a demonstration

Report:

Should you require any further information, please contact your M&PS State or Territory Manager on the number below*.

Jason Ford
Assistant Secretary
Entitlements Management Branch
Ministerial and Parliamentary Services
8 June 2016

State and Territory Managers Contact Number State and Territory Managers Contact Number
ACT Mr Stephen Frost 02 6277 6087 SA Mr Ben Hooper 08 8205 1000
NSW Ms Sharon Brigden 02 8289 9900 TAS Mrs Becky Shrimpton 03 6231 0734
NT Ms Lisa Culley (A/g) 08 8941 4133 VIC Ms Toni Rikys 03 9660 6600
QLD Mrs Katie Tchia 07 3001 8900 WA Ms Rosemary O’Hare 08 9260 5000

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