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This instrument amends the High Court of Australia (Building and Precincts—Regulating the Conduct of Persons) Directions 2021 to make clear that the proscriptions in paragraphs 5(i) and 5(xii) do not apply to public protest or other assembly except in certain circumstances and to remove a redundant reference in the Table of Directions.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Registered 22 Oct 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR25-Oct-2021
Tabled Senate22-Nov-2021
Date of repeal 28 Jul 2022
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

High Court of Australia (Building and Precincts—Regulating the Conduct of Persons) Amendment Directions 2021

I, Philippa Lynch, Chief Executive and Principal Registrar of the High Court of Australia, make the following directions.

Dated 22 October 2021

Philippa Lynch

Chief Executive and Principal Registrar of the High Court of Australia

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

High Court of Australia (Building and Precincts—Regulating the Conduct of Persons) Directions 2021  2

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the High Court of Australia (Building and Precincts—Regulating the Conduct of Persons) Amendment Directions 2021.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

23 October 2021

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under subsection 19(2) of the High Court of Australia Act 1979.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

High Court of Australia (Building and Precincts—Regulating the Conduct of Persons) Directions 2021

1  Table of directions

Omit “(8) Power to dispose of objects”.

2  After section 5

Insert:

5A.             To avoid doubt, paragraph 5(i) or (xii) does not apply to action that:

                     (a)  is participation in a public protest or other assembly (including for the purposes of industrial action, dissent, celebration or ceremony); and

                     (b)  is not reasonably likely to:

                              (i)  put the health or safety of any person within the building or the precincts at risk; or

                             (ii)  interfere with, damage or destroy any tree, plant, grass, building or other property within the building or precincts; or

                            (iii)  impede a person’s access to the building or precincts; or

                            (iv)  interrupt Court proceedings.

Examples:  Action that would fall within one or more of subparagraphs (b)(i) to (iv) includes the following:

        (a) yelling at, or harassing, visiting school children;

        (b) making physical threats to a Court staff member;

        (c) climbing the exterior of the building;

        (d) smashing the exterior glass of the building;

        (e) intercepting cars entering the staff car park.

Note:          Approval of the Chief Executive is required to conduct or participate in any public protest or assembly within the building: see paragraph 5(xviii).