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Blockade Australia says 25 NSW police officers attended their campsite this morning and arrested two people.
We have sought confirmation from NSW police.
The environmental activist group says one of the activists arrested was a 62-year-old Aboriginal woman who was staying at the campground.
We’ll bring you more as soon as we can.
Police minister, Lisa Neville, and minister for tourism, sport and major events, Martin Pakula, have also confirmed their retirement. That is the last of the expected resignations.
Neville, who has been in parliament for 20 years, said she is resigning due to health issues: she was forced to take six months’ leave last year to recover from surgery for Crohn’s disease.
Here’s part of her statement:
I have only known one way to approach public life and that is to invest