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Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 No 103
Current version for 6 December 2019 to date (accessed 29 January 2020 at 19:57)
Division 1 General powers to require identity to be disclosed
11 Identity may be required to be disclosed
(1) A police officer may require a person whose identity is unknown to the officer to disclose his or her identity if the officer suspects on reasonable grounds that the person may be able to assist in the investigation of an alleged indictable offence because the person was at or near the place where the alleged indictable offence occurred, whether before, when, or soon after it occurred.(2) A police officer may require a person whose identity is unknown to the officer to disclose his or her identity if the officer proposes to give a direction to the person in accordance with Part 14 for the person to leave a place.Note.Safeguards relating to the exercise of power under this section are set out in Part 15.
12 Failure to disclose identity
A person who is required by a police officer in accordance with section 11 to disclose his or her identity must not, without reasonable excuse, fail or refuse to comply with the requirement.Maximum penalty—2 penalty units.
13 False or misleading information about identity
A person must not, without reasonable excuse, in response to a requirement made by a police officer in accordance with this Division—(a) give a name that is false in a material particular, or(b) give an address other than the person’s full and correct address.Maximum penalty—2 penalty units.