CRIMES ACT 1914

Part IAA - Search, information gathering, arrest and related powers (other than powers under delayed notification search warrants)  

Division 3A - Powers in relation to terrorist acts and terrorism offences  

Subdivision B - Powers  

SECTION 3UC   Requirement to provide name etc.  

(1)  
A police officer may request the person to provide the officer with the following details:


(a) the person's name;


(b) the person's residential address;


(c) the person's reason for being in that particular Commonwealth place;


(d) evidence of the person's identity.

(2)  
If a police officer:


(a) makes a request under subsection (1); and


(b) informs the person:


(i) of the officer's authority to make the request; and

(ii) that it may be an office not to comply with the request;

the person commits an offence if:


(c) the person fails to comply with the request; or


(d) the person gives a name or address that is false in a material particular.

Penalty: 20 penalty units.

Note:

A more serious offence of obstructing a Commonwealth public official may also apply (see section 149.1 of the Criminal Code ).

(3)  
Subsection (2) does not apply if the person has a reasonable excuse.

Note:

A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (3) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).




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