(b) the person is in or on a vehicle on a road that is the target of anauthorisation ,and the police officer reasonably suspects that the person has been involved or is likely tobe involved in a public disorder.(4) A police officer may request a person who is requested under this section to disclose his or her identity to provide proof of his or her identity.
This one is clear cut and you need to know this. There is a clause, 87D that refers toauthorisation of special powers. These special powers are essentially a police state zone.You have no rights there and you need to hand over ID and move on if requested. Theycould probably bash you without recourse. If you are asked for ID, sometimes it might beworth asking if the area you are in is the target of a special authorisation.
Filming and Your Rights
One of the most important and right protecting things you can do is FILM or AUDIORECORD any interactions you have with people of civil authority. This can turn a badsituation where your rights are being abused to a good situation where you rights are upheld.There are many Supreme Court case laws that you can reference but a good one toremember is:R v Sotheren (2001) NSWSC 204, where the Justice Dowd stated:
“A person, in our society, does not have a right not to be photographed”
You can basically film and record anything and anyone as long as it is clear you are doing soand you are on public land. The best practice for this is to clearly state that you have acamera and that you ARE RECORDING.
“Officer, just to inform you I have a camera inmy hand and I am filming this interaction, this is not a concealed device and we are ina public place”
Use of listening devices(1) A person must not use a listening device with the intentionof—
(a) listening to or recording a private conversation to which the person is not a party;or (b) recording a private conversation to which the person is a party.
As you can see, it is only when you hide your recording device, that it is illegal.Many members of the public including the police think that you need to ask them permissionbefore filming. It’s purely a matter of courtesy if you do or do not record them. The onlycaveat to this is if you intend to profit from the image or recording you are taking of theindividual. It’s at this point you need to obtain a Release Form. The ways people stop othersfrom using their imagery are: