Police Powers

Police Powers

Greg Walsh OAM[1]

Presented as part of a Community Conference
Toongabbie Legal Centre

28 November 2020

As one of our greatest Jurists, Michael Kirby said “the protection of our liberties does not ultimately depend on Parliaments or even the Courts, it depends on the love of the people for liberty.”


Police play a very important role in our community especially in the context of protecting citizens from harm. They are afforded extensive powers to fulfil such objects. This paper seeks to address the importance of citizens rights in the context of Police Powers. 

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[1]  Greg Walsh: Legal Practitioner, Oatley, Sydney

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