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Police can require a person to give their name and address if they suspect there's a connection with a terrorist act

Victorian police have been given increased powers to require person to give proof of their name and address if they suspect there is a connection with a terrorist act, or to prevent a terrorist act.

Victorian police have been given increased powers to require person to give proof of their name and address if they suspect there is a connection with a terrorist act, or to prevent a terrorist act. Police can detain a person until this information is given.

However, if the person asks, the police officer must give evidence that they are member of police force and:

  • their name
  • place of duty
  • reason that they are asking for the details.

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