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Your Body is a Weapon: Warrantless Strip Searches on the Train Home

Control of Weapons Act 1990

In November 2009, the Victorian Government sought to amend legislation covering prohibited weapons and the Police's ability to search for weapons in special circumstances. The slated changes introduced the notion of a "Designated Area", which the Police Commissioner – or that office's delegate – may declare, and in which police have unprecedented powers.

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