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POLICE OFFENCES ACT 1935 - SECT 55A

55A. Names and addresses of offenders

(1) If a police officer becomes aware that, or has reasonable grounds for believing that, a person has committed or is committing an offence, the police officer may require that person to state his or her name and address.
(2) If a police officer becomes aware that, or has reasonable grounds for believing that, a person is likely to commit an offence against section 15B, the police officer may require that person to state his or her name and address.
(3) A person who fails or refuses to comply with a requirement referred to in subsection (1) or (2) or, in response to such a requirement, states a name or address that is false, is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a penalty not exceeding 10 penalty units.
(4) A police officer making a requirement under subsection (1) or (2) may arrest, without warrant, a person who fails or refuses to comply with that requirement or who, in response to the requirement, gives a name or address that the police officer has reason to believe is false.



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