Sydney man arrested outside Parliament House for failing to comply with health directions

Dominic Giannini 7 July 2021 2

Police arrested a man outside Parliament House today after he repeatedly refused to comply with directions from officers. Photo: Michelle Kroll.

Police have charged a Sydney man with trespassing and breaching ACT health directions after he tried to enter Parliament House at around 12:40 pm today (7 July).

The 43-year-old did not comply with requests from police to wear a mask and apply for an exemption to be in the ACT, which has currently closed its borders to visitors from Greater Sydney.

The man was arrested and transported to the Watch House after lengthy discussions with police, an ACT Policing spokesperson said.


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He is scheduled to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow (8 July).

The spokesperson said that while police are generally pleased with the compliance in the ACT, officers would not hesitate to act in incidents of “blatant or deliberate non-compliance”.


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GrumpyMark GrumpyMark 8:02 pm 08 Jul 21

Bummer – obviously Barnaby didn’t learn anything after the petrol station fine in Armidale ???

Finagen_erection Finagen_erection 2:15 pm 08 Jul 21

Last spotted wearing a tinfoil hat swearing the conspiracy theory.

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