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[vic] New Police Stop-and-Search Powers

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' at netrider.net.au started by Justus, Jan 10, 2010.

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  1. Since 16/12/2009, police can now use metal detectors to find concealed weapons and search
    anyone in a designated area. The declaration of an area can be made by a senior on-duty officer.



    Police then could nominate an area - for example, Federation Square, a railway station or pub, a
    regional city nightclub precinct or even a street in which a private party is being held - and search
    anyone entering the area.

    The law also requires notice of designated areas to be published a week in advance in the local
    paper and Government Gazette. This was tested for the first time last Thursday.
     

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