A monumental fiasco unfolded last week when an Australian Border Force spokesperson said they would be checking anyone they crossed paths with in a joint operation with Victoria Police in Melbourne’s CBD. After a snap protest by hundreds of people at Flinders Street Station, the operation was cancelled within just a few hours of it being announced. Do Australian Border Force employees have the legislative power to stop you on the street and ask for your name and address?
Terrorism-related charges against an 18-year-old male were recently withdrawn by the Commonwealth DPP. The teenager is still facing weapons charges and has been granted bail by a Melbourne court. Were the charges appropriate in the circumstances?
And David and Ron discuss search warrants: why they’re issued, who they’re issued by, and when and where they’re needed.