Police powers

What do I do if my teen gets in trouble with the police?

24 May 2021

What do I do if my teen gets in trouble with the police?

What happens when a teenager is suspected of committing an offence, or is arrested by the police?

What can I do if my teen gets in trouble with the police?

24 May 2021

What can I do if my teen gets in trouble with the police?

You may have heard local lawyer Michael Kukulies-Smith, the Chair of our Criminal Law Committee, chatting with Georgia Stynes on ABC Radio recently about what you can do if your teen gets arrested. We've compiled some useful resources on this topic.

Traditional protections under threat by new police powers

27 Nov 2017

Traditional protections under threat by new police powers

The Law Society expressed dismay at the expansive new crime scene powers conferred on police under the Crimes (Police Powers and Firearms Offence) Amendment Bill 2017.

Concern over increased police powers

31 Oct 2017

Concern over increased police powers

Alarm at the breadth of the Bill introduced today dealing with police powers to supposedly address drive-by shootings.

The Powers of the Police to Question and Search

11 Jun 1987

The Powers of the Police to Question and Search

The 1987 Blackburn Lecture, delivered by The Rt Hon Sir Harry Gibbs GCMG AC KBE QC, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia.

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