It seems that the Victorian Government, in an effort to be even tougher on crime is about to institute new stop and search laws. http://www.theage.com.au/national/police-to-have-power-to-stripsearch-at-random-20091128-jy0e.html So, despite no evidence to back these new laws, they'll be with you soon. I am sure that Mr Overland is a fine and decent bloke and that he'd personally never abuse any of the rights that have been granted to him, but police represent and are made up of the community they're drawn from and as a result there will be many times where these new powers will be solely used to harass and persecute sections of the community. Think it won't apply to you, then think again. Grue, by your last post, it's time to leave.