Published on 30 Oct 2013
It is an ancient principle of Common Law that a person not under arrest has no obligation to stop for police, or answer their questions. And there is no statute that removes that right. The conferring of such a power on a police officer would be a substantial detraction from the fundamental freedoms which have been guaranteed to the people by the Common Law for centuries. (Judge Stephen Kaye — Melbourne Supreme Court ruling 25 November 2011)
The officer was provided with a Commonwealth Public Officer Acknowledgement signed by a JP and Stamped at the Northern Territory Magistrates Courts. These are Northern Territory Police Officers.