The main purposes of this Act are—
(a) to amend the Summary Offences Act 1966 to require Councils to consult with Victoria Police before issuing a permit relating to a public protest; and
(b) to amend the Control of Weapons Act 1990 to provide police officers with the power within a designated area to direct a person to leave the area in specified circumstances; and
(c) to amend the Crimes Act 1958 to abolish the common law offences of affray, rout and riot and to create new statutory offences of affray and violent disorder; and
(d) to make consequential amendments to the Crimes Act 1958 and other Acts.