The Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) has confirmed it will conduct an investigation into the policing of the protest on Parliament’s grounds earlier this year.
But it may not report back for more than a year, with the IPCA saying it is “anticipated the work will be completed and reported on by 31 March 2023”.
The “investigation/review” will solely focus on the actions of police, including the management of intelligence, planning, decision-making processes, operational execution and engagement with protesters and businesses.
Also being examined: “The powers used to keep the peace, maintain public safety, enforce the law and provide community support and reassurance, and the tactical exercise of those powers. It also includes how police balanced the rights of protesters with the rights of other people throughout the course of the protest.”