When Should I Complain?

Campaigning in public places

The Act does:

  • provide candidates or their representatives with the right to campaign in a public place — including any commercial, business, cultural, historical, educational, religious, governmental, entertainment or recreational space — when the place is open without charge to members of the public. It is an offence for the person in control of the public place to refuse to allow a candidate or their representatives to campaign there.

Exceptions apply to circumstances where campaigning would be disruptive (eg. during a religious service or outdoor performance).

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