ID: Police powers in Victoria

Justice Stephen Kaye A common OPCA argument in Victoria is that police have no power to ask for identification. The argument seems to be based around DPP v Hamilton [2011] VSC 598 1 where the Supreme Court ruled that police have no unfettered right to stop a person arbitrarily. One often sees this case erroneously cited online in the following form: Justice Stephen Kaye – Melbourne Supreme Court ruling – 25 November 2011: “It is an ancient principle of the Common … Continue reading ID: Police powers in Victoria
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