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Juveniles and the police

Police powers

Do the police have the power to demand name and address of juveniles?
Jurisdiction Power Penalty Legislation
ACT Yes $500 Crimes Act 1900, s 211 (1) and (2)
NSW Yes 2 penalty units Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002, s 11
NT Yes $500 Police Administration Act, s 134 (1) and (2)
Qld Yes No data Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000, s 40
SA Yes $1250 or 3 months imprisonment Summary Offences Act 1953, s 74A
Tas Yes 2 penalty units Police Offences Act 1935, s 55A
Vic Yes 5 penalty units Crimes Act 1958, s 456AA
WA Yes 12 months imprisonment Criminal Investigation (Identifying People) Act 2002, s 16
Do police have to identify themselves?
Jurisdiction Must identify Legislation
ACT Yes Crimes Act 1900, s 211(3)
NSW Yes Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002, s 201
NT Yes Police Administration Act, s 134(3)
Qld Yes Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000, s 637(2)
SA Yes Summary Offences Act 1953, s 74A(4)
Tas Yes Police Powers (Public Safety) Act 2005, s 27
Vic Yes Crimes Act 1958, s 456AA(4)
WA Yes Criminal Investigation (Identifying People) Act 2002, s 16
Do the police have move-on powers, for example where there is a reasonable belief that person has, or is likely to engage, in a violent act?
Jurisdiction Power Legislation
ACT Yes Crime Prevention Powers Act 1998, s 4
NSW Yes Children (Protection and Parental Responsibility) Act 1997, s 19
NT No
Qld Yes Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000, Pt 5 s 46
SA Yes Summary Offences Act 1953, s 18
Tas Yes Police Offences Act 1935, s 15B
Vic No
WA Yes Police Act 1892, s 50
Are the police required to notify a parent or other adult after charging or detaining a juvenile?
Jurisdiction Notify Legislation
ACT Yes Children and Young People Act 1999, s 83
NSW Yes Young Offenders Act 1997, s 22
NT Yes Youth Justice Act, s 23
Qld Yes Juvenile Justice Act 1992, s 25(3)
SA Yes Young Offenders Act 1993, s 14
Tas Yes Criminal Law (Detention and Interrogation) Act 1995, s 4
Vic Yes Crimes Act 1958, s 464E
WA Yes Young Offenders Act 1993, s 20(3)
Is the presence of a parent, guardian or solicitor required when questioning juveniles?
Jurisdiction Presence reqd Legislation
ACT Yes Children and Young People Act 1999, s 79
NSW Yes Children (Criminal Proceedings) Act 1987, s 13
NT Yes Youth Justice Act, s 18(2)
Qld Yes Juvenile Justice Act 1992, s 16
SA Yes Young Offenders Act 1993, s 14
Tas Yes Criminal Law (Detention and Interrogation) Act 1995, s 4
Vic Yes Crimes Act 1958, s 464E
WA Yes Young Offenders Act 1993, s 20(1)

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