Crime Point-in-Time Service Updates

Tuesday 5 November 2019 @ 1.49 p.m.

The Crime Point-in-Time Service has been updated to include the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Police Powers at Airports) Act 2019 (Act 89 of 2019).

Act 89 of 2019

The Act amends the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) to enhance police powers at Australia’s major airports, including by enabling constables and protective service officers (PSOs) to:

  • direct a person to produce evidence of their identity (‘identity check direction’) (section 3UP)
  • direct a person to leave the airport or any other specified major airport, and/or not take a specified flight or any flight from these airports, for up to 24 hours (‘move-on direction’) (section 3UQ), and
  • direct a person to stop or do anything else necessary to facilitate an identity check or move-on direction (‘ancillary direction’) (section 3US).

Specifically, the Act allows constables and PSOs to issue these directions at major airports only in appropriate circumstances.

These amendments have been updated in the Point-in-Time Crime Service current to 4 November 2019. (NB: Subscription required).

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