COVID-19 restrictions presently restrict protests inside Better Sydney to 500 attendees.
The Premier mentioned she wasn’t conscious of an software by rally organisers for an exemption to the well being order, however “wish to see the well being orders protected”.
“I’ve religion and confidence that cool heads will prevail and that individuals will do the appropriate factor,” she mentioned.
Earlier on Monday, Police Minister David Elliott mentioned police can be imposing the general public well being order.
“I can’t imagine any organisation, not to mention one which pretends to advocate for Indigenous rights, would say ‘let’s put apart the chance of COVID-19, let’s breach public well being orders, let’s get collectively regardless of the pleas of the group asking them to not get collectively’,” he mentioned.
The Police Minister denied there was any political motivation to opposition to the rally.
“NSW Police have by no means advised individuals they’ll’t get collectively as a result of the place they’re advocating is unpalatable. We encourage individuals to precise these views, that’s what units us aside from different international locations,” he mentioned.
“Anybody who’s claiming it’s racial, that’s completely nonsensical.”