Cautioning of person under arrest - 1991

CM. 24.7.91.

All persons under arrest should be given notice of their rights in writing. For people not  fluent in the English language, s23F of the Crimes Act should be amended so that:

  • The qualifying word 'reasonable' should be removed before a transaction is given;
  • The right to both a written notice of rights in their native language and an oral translation, should be placed in the legislation for non-English speakers.