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The Summary Offences Act provides that a person commits the offence of ‘public nuisance’ if they behave in a disorderly, offensive, threatening or violent way and their behaviour interferes (or is likely to interfere), with the peaceful passage through, or enjoyment of, a public place.
The District Court of Queensland has delivered a decision in relation to search warrants and a person’s ability to refuse PIN code access to a phone where the phone’s contents include communications between a person and his/her lawyer.
Search warrants are a vital tool for police and law enforcement officers in the investigation of crimes. Given they often involve an invasion of the privacy of a person’s home, the law recognizes that such powers need to be exercised in strict accordance with legal requirements.
A Fair Work Commission decision delivered on 4 March 2020 comments on what it takes to be a workplace investigator. In Boyle v BHP Coal, Mr Boyle, an employee of BHP, made a joke to some of his colleagues which became subject of a workplace investigation.