This week on Done By Law we talk to James Farrell, Principal Lawyer at the PILCH Homeless Person’s Legal Clinic, about proposed legislation soon to be made law, which is set to dramatically increase police powers in the State of Victoria.
These new laws will enable Police to conduct arbitrary searches of any person including children in designated zones.
Worryingly, this is the first piece of legislation to be introduced to Victoria’s Parliament with an acknowledgement that it is incompatible with the State Government’s new Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities.
Tags: Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities, Police powers, Search powers
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