NAAJA challenges ‘paperless arrests’ in High Court

With the support of a pro bono team co-ordinated by the Human Rights Law Centre, the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency has commenced proceedings in the High Court challenging the validity of the Northern Territory’s recently introduced “paperless arrest” provisions.  NAAJA has previously been critical of these laws, and so has CLANT.

The Bill that introduced the impugned provisions of the Police Administration Act (NT) (Part VII Division 4AA “Taking person into custody for infringement notice offence”), together with the associated Explantory Memorandum and Second Reading Speech, is here.