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CRIMES ACT 1900 - SECT 188

Police powers of entry

A police officer may enter premises, and may take the action that is necessary and reasonable to prevent the commission or repetition of an offence or of a breach of the peace or to protect life or property

        (a)     when invited onto the premises by a person who is or is reasonably believed to be a resident of the premises for the purpose of giving assistance to a person on the premises who has suffered, or is in imminent danger of suffering, physical injury at the hands of some other person; or

        (b)     under a warrant issued under section 189; or

        (c)     in circumstances of seriousness and urgency, in accordance with section 190.

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