S 84 repealed by No 91 of 2002, s 3 and
Sch 1 item 3, effective 28 November 2002. For transitional provision, see
note under former s 78. S 84 formerly read:
Arrest of persons in or about prohibited places
a Commonwealth officer has reasonable grounds for suspecting that a person
who is in, or in the neighbourhood of, a prohibited place has committed, is
committing, has attempted to commit, is attempting to commit or is about to
commit an offence against this Part, the Commonwealth officer may, without
warrant, arrest that person.
person who is arrested in pursuance of subsection (1) shall forthwith be brought
before the officer or other person in charge of the prohibited place.
officer or other person in charge of the prohibited place may order the person
brought before him to be detained pending further investigation, and the person
shall thereupon be detained.
a person is arrested under this section, a report of the facts and circumstances
shall forthwith be made by the officer or other person in charge of the prohibited
place to the Attorney-General and:
charge is laid against the suspected person within 24 hours after his arrest
shall be released from detention; or
if a charge is laid against the suspected person
be dealt with according to law.
action lies against the Commonwealth or a Commonwealth officer or any other
person in respect of any arrest or detention in pursuance of this section,
but if the Governor-General is satisfied that an arrest or detention was made
without reasonable cause he may award reasonable compensation in respect of
the arrest or detention.